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.