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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ernest D. “Ernie” Robinson, 81, of Shinglehouse, PA

Ernest D. Robinson
“beloved father and grandfather”

Ernest D. “Ernie” Robinson, 81, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on October 30, 1936 in Portville, N.Y., he was a son of Dean E. and Ruth Brant Robinson.

Ernie was a graduate of Portville Central School, Class of 1956 and studied welding at New York City College of Technology, graduating in 1958. He was employed as a welder for 42 years at Dresser-Rand Industries in Olean, retiring in 2000.

In his early years he raced stock cars and helped his son with go-cart racing. He loved to hunt and fish. His greatest love was his family.

Surviving are four children, Michael J. (Theresa) Robinson and Daniel L. (Kim) Robinson, both of Shinglehouse, Dawn (Rick) Robinson of Roanoke, Virginia, and Tina L. (Gino) Cobin of Wellsville, N.Y.; seventeen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Joyce) Robinson of Bolivar, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by a grandson, Timothy Winans; and a brother.

Friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm in the funeral home with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in West Genesee Cemetery, Obi, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ernie’s family is being served by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

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