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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Eleanor (Chapin) Robbins, Age 89 of 5993 Route #49, Knoxville, Pa

ROBBINS, Eleanor (Chapin), Age 89 of 5993 Route #49, Knoxville, Pa. passed away peacefully at the Carleton Care Center, Wellsboro, Pa. on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at 7:30 am. surrounded by her family and caring staff.

Eleanor was born in Whitesville, NY. April 29, 1922 the daughter of David and Jennie Carroll Chapin. She married Burr Wood Robbins in September of 1951. She graduated Whitesville High School, Alfred University where she earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Art and English.

During World War II Eleanor lived and worked in New York City where she worked as a draftsman for an engineering firm that designed and built Landing Ship Carriers (LST). LST was the military designation for navel vessels created during the war to support amphibious operations by carrying quantities of vehicles, cargo, and troops directly onto an unimproved shore.

She taught for many years in the Northern Potter School District and Northern Tioga School District as a Art and English teacher. She was a lifelong member of the Knoxville Yoked Church and the Shakespeare Club and a member of the National Rifle Assn., the DAR and the Wellsboro Community Concert Assn. Eleanor had traveled the world and visited China, Russia, New Zealand,Australia and most of South America.

She is survived by:
Sons – David E. (Jackie) Robbins, Whitesville, NY.
Earle D. (Eileen) Robbins, Knoxville, Pa.
Daughter – Barbara C. Cobb, Ulysses, Pa.
Grandchildren – Adam (Jackie) Robbins, Sabinsville, Pa.
Meredith Cobb, Wellsville, Pa.
David Cobb, Ulysses, Pa.
Shawn (Peggie) Moore,Knoxville, Pa.
Stacey (Stephanie) Moore, Houston, Tx.
Michael and Erin Hixson, Whitesville, NY.
11 Great Grandchildren
Brother – Hugh A. Chapin, New London, NH.
Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Burr Wood Robbins in Dec. 1982 and her brother Carrroll H. Chapin

Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa. Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. where a memorial service was conducted at 3:00 pm., Pastor Sherry Good, offc. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 280, Osceola, Pa. 16942 or a charity of the donors choice.

Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you Barb & your family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Deb