Howard P. Robbins, Jr

Howard P. Robbins, Jr., 83, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at home.

He was born October 19, 1931, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Howard P. Robbins, Sr. and Emma Mae (Jordan) Robbins and grew up in Cloe.

On February 8, 1953, he married Martha J. (Neal) Robbins, who survives.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School Class of 1949 and then graduated from Penn State.

Howard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.

Howard was an avid gardener and was a great baseball fan.

He first worked for the B&O Railroad and then went to work as a Union Electrician and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #5.

He was a 32nd degree Mason.

In addition to his wife Martha, surviving relatives include five children, Paul Robbins and wife Haydee of Punxsutawney, Kathy Spader and Kevin Hopkins of Rossiter, John H. Robbins and wife Kim of Punxsutawney, Barbara Fetterman and husband Joel of Punxsutawney, and Betsy Serrian and husband Red of Punxsutawney; eight grandchildren, April and Lisa who lovingly devoted their time to his care, Dodie, Tracy, Amy, Dustin, Jory, and Autumn; four step-grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 Friday, November 28, 2014, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held at 1 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Cloe United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Thomson and Pastor Mark Blair officiating.

Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Cloe.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mr. Robbins, to the Cloe United Methodist Church.

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