W.R. “Bob” Robinson, 92, of Blairsville, died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at his home.
Born March 30, 1927, in Oakmont, he was the son of William F. Robinson and Annabelle (Shaner) Robinson.
He was a 1945 graduate of Blairsville High School. He then attended Penn State University and Westminster College.
Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II.
He had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Blairsville Westinghouse and was self-employed as the owner and manufacturing representative of the W.R. Robinson Company.
He attended the United Presbyterian Church, Blairsville, and the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg, where he loved to sing in the choirs.
Bob was an avid sports enthusiast, having loved all Indiana County sports, and he was a member of the chain gang at IUP Football for 35 years.
He was a member of the Blairsville Community Concert Band where he played the drums.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Ann (Stadtmiller) Robinson; son Robert A. Robinson, Tucson, Ariz.; daughter Ruth R. Sulkosky and husband George, Blairsville; daughter Judy R. Cavalancia and husband Jeff, Indiana; son Jay H. Robinson and wife Corinna, Round Top, Texas; stepdaughters Paula Griffith, Carol Griffith and Pam Yenchik; grandchildren Anton Sulkosky, Angela J. Shoop, Roman Sulkosky, James Cavalancia, Carmen Buggey, Desiree Cavalancia, Dakota Robinson, Ryder Robinson, Dusti Robinson, Kyle Yenchik, Elaina Dettorre and Halley Yenchik; and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Ethan, Simon, Isaac, Lucas and Kian.
He was preceded in death by his father, William F. Robinson; mother, Annabelle (Shaner) Robinson; sisters Vivian, Jean and Ruth; and infant brother Harold.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Private services will be held for the family.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Blairsville Community Concert Band, c/o Pam Long, 82 Hazel St., Blairsville, PA 15717.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., 25 W. Market St., Blairsville.