Friday, September 14, 2012

Robbins, Harry B. 1904-1974 Columbus Obituary

Robbins, Harry B. 1904-1974 Columbus Obituary


Mr. Harry B. Robbins, 69, Town of Columbus, died June 12, 1974 at his home following a long illness. He was born October 29, 1904 at Shickshinny, Pa., son of Ai and Gwen (Parry) Robbins.
Mr. Robbins was twice married: First to Edith Sult Shaffer on December 24, 1925, who died September 5, 1947 and second to Frances Bingham, June 24, 1950, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Arthur (Virginia) Boice and Mrs. Donald (Violet) Elliott, both of New Berlin; step-son, Leroy Shaffer, Star Route, Norwich; 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. John (Beulah) Roberts of Shickshinny, Pa., Mrs. Lloyd (Anna) Slentz of Manlius, Mrs. Morris (Letty) Blanding of Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Herbert (Amanda) Lyon of South New Berlin; one brother, Ivor Robbins of Wolcott; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Robbins was a member and trustee of Columbus Community Church; Phoebus Lodge F. & A. M., New Berlin; Yahnundahsis Bodies, Mohawk Valley Consistory; Southern Tier Shrine Club; Ziyara Temple of Shrine, Utica. Mr. Robbins was a farmer for many years and for 17 years he was an employee of Kraft Foods, South Edmeston, retiring in 1967. He served for one term as an assessor in the Town of Columbus.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15 from the Columbus community Church with Rev. Stanley Wilson of Norwich, former Columbus pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Sherburne West Hill Cemetery.

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