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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dr. John Robson, 83, formerly of Eldred, Pa., and West Seneca, NY

Korean Vet
Dr. John Robson, 83, formerly of Eldred, Pa., and West
Seneca, NY passed away Wednesday (May 28, 2014) at the Heritage Village
Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility at Gerry following a short illness.

He was born on May 9, 1931, in Olean, a son of Robert and Hazel Frisbee
Robson. On Sept. 24, 1955, in the Free Methodist Church in Syracuse, he
married Esther Hutt, who survives.

Jack was a 1949 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center, Pa. He
later received his B.A. in English and history at Roberts Wesleyan
College in Rochester. He then earned a master’s degree in education
from the University of Buffalo in 1958. Jack later received a doctor of
education degree, also from the University of Buffalo in 1971.
He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy being
trained as a lighter than air pilot. Jack then served in the Navy
Reserve until 1991, retiring as a captain.

He began his career in education teaching English at Amherst Junior
High School. Afterwards, he served as administrative intern at Kenmore
West High School. He then held the position of principal at the West
Seneca East Junior High School from 1968 until 1983. He served as
director of secondary curriculum for West Seneca Central Schools. And
from 1983 until his retirement in 1991, he held the position of
assistant superintendent at West Seneca. 

He then helped create the P.A.C.E. Program at Houghton College while he recruited cadets for the Annapolis Naval Academy, finally retiring for good in 1996.

Jack was a founding member of the West Seneca Wesleyan Church, was a
member of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church in Prentisvale,
and was a longtime trustee of Roberts Wesleyan College. He was also a
member of the Retired Military Officers Association of America, Bucktail
Chapter. He enjoyed being a member on committees and had served on many
boards over the years. After his retirement, he and his wife resided
summers at the family farm on the West Eldred Road, and spent winters in
Lakeland, Fla., before moving to Heritage Village in 2009.

He is survived by his loving wife, Esther (Hutt); five children, David
(Charlene), Mark (Ruth), Bethany (Kathleen Ebersole), Marcia (Tom)
Cromer and Robert (Beth Ellen);12 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl (Freda) Robson; and a sister, Jean
(Dr. Richard) Darling.

A memorial service will be held on June 21, 2014, at the First Church
of God in Eldred at a time to be announced, with the Rev. Dave McCarthy
and the Rev. Beth Rossler officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier
Cemetery, Eldred. Full Military Honors will be presented after the
service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bohall-Hutt Scholarship
at Roberts Wesleyan College. Online condolences may be made at
www.framefuneralhome.com.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Go with God, Jack in your light -air Ship. The members of the Bucktail Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will always remember your services with our organization. It is always a loss to lose a member of our band of brothers from the military. As they say " Old soldiers never die, they just fade away ". At God's speed.

Dan & Donna Causer