James R. Robbins
1954 - 2021
BORN
1954
DIED
2021
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Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, P.C. - Allentown
1629 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA
Robbins, Major James R., - 67, of Fort Lauderdale, Major James R. Robbins, USMC, Retired, 67, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Allentown, PA and Somers Point, NJ died at home on September 25, 2021. Born in Traverse City, MI, he was the son of the late James Maxwell and Pauline Martha (Miller) Robbins. He received his BS in Physical Education from Florida Atlantic University and was a graduate of Parkland High School. James retired as a Major in the United States Marine Corps, serving during Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Accomplishments during his career ranged from Platoon Commander, Commanding Officer, Forward Observer and Intelligence Officer assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency within the Pentagon. After retiring from active duty with the rank of Major, James volunteered to deploy to Iraq as a Defense Contractor. As a second career, James was employed as a teacher in the Allentown School District, spending most of his career at William Allen High School. He was a member of Jersey Gypsy H3 and LVH3 (where he was known as Grabbag). Survivors: Daughter, Stacey Robbins; Son, Asa Robbins and his wife Alyssa DuBois; Sisters, Barbara Kreitz and Jane Nahas; Brother, Thomas Robbins; Mother of Children, Sally Jo Bortz; and 1 Granddaughter, Giada Stefano, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a Sister, Sharon Salveter. Services: Memorial, 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown, PA. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 in the funeral home. Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, PA.
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Oct. 13, 2021.
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My deepest condolences, he was never my actual teacher but being a cadet I was around him fairly often and my heart is saddened to hear of his passing he is a great and wonderful man and till we meet again love always Sergio
Sergio Martinez
School
October 15, 2021
Karim Bittar y Familia.
October 13, 2021
I am so sarry to hear that Jim passed away. I have many fond memories of the times he and I had in high school. A great friend who I lost touch with.
Edwin Richard
Friend
October 11, 2021
I taught Physical Education with Jim at Allen and always respected his professionalism, enthusiasm and ability to connect with all his students. He will be remembered by many.
David Diaz
October 11, 2021
I Had the pleasure of serving with Jim 1975 & 1976 in 2nd Force Recon Co.
Maj John McAlevy
Friend
October 10, 2021
I hope your hearts are filled with great memories of his love for adventure and constant love of sneaking up on his friends to scare us He kept his child like outlook on life his entire life and I hope you are able to celebrate those days in your heart
Rick Krause
October 10, 2021
Rest In Peace Major Robbins Thanks for your service.
Tom Boyer
October 10, 2021
A colorful, think "OUTSIDE THE BOX" and at times, "MARCH TO HIS OWN DRUM" Officer, who I had the pleasure of serving with in H & S 2/25! COULD LIVEN UP A GATHERING IN 3 SECONDS! Semper Fi!
Gunny Svaby
Other
October 10, 2021
So many laughs, so many crazy moments, my memory is filled with his booming voice, over-the-top zest for life, and his abundance of broken hearts in his wake.
Stephen Harris
Friend
October 10, 2021
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