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Franklin D. Robbins

April 12, 1933 - April 7, 2019


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

April 7, 2019



Birth Date:

April 12, 1933

Birth Place:

Chemung, New York

Service Information:



Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Franklin D. Robbins

Franklin D. Robbins, 85, of Waverly, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles S. and Mildred Depew Robbins; his wife, Roberta Robbins; daughter, Greta Pine; brothers, William, Charles (Art), Louis and Norman Robbins; sisters, Louise Ennis and Ida Shipman;

Frank is survived by his children, Gina (Steve) Wright of Sayre, Franklin G. (Cindy) Robbins of Waverly and Brian “Sam” (Marlene) Robbins of Harrisburg, PA; sisters, Shirley Howard of  VA, Charlotte Petty of Rome and Patricia (Wade) Phelan of Endicott; grandchildren, Chad (Debbie) Pine of ME, Sue (Ricky) Sinsabaugh of Ulster, Thomas Wright of Sayre, Abby (Kristy) Robbins-Barrows of Endicott, Luke (Amy) Robbins of Corning, Joel Robbins (US Navy, USS Chancellorsville), Timothy Robbins, Madeleine Robbins, Peter Robbins (US Navy USS Constitution), Dean Robbins and Eric Robbins; several great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Frank retired from IBM in Owego as a manager after over 34 years.  He was a fixer, a man who found it a challenge to fix things and enjoyed doing it for everyone.  He enjoyed playing on his computer, organizing things and following the market.  He loved to share his knowledge with others.  Being from a large family, his love for fixing, repairing and problem solving came about as a necessity, but became what he was about.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Frank’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From:  Barb/Sam Sloat
So sorry for the Family Loss-Love, Prayers and Friendship out to Sam (Class of 82) and Gina/Steve and the rest of the Robbins Family-I was out of Town in Alabama and was shocked to read the paper.

From:  Ralph and Laurie Tompkins
our sympathy and prayers for the family of Mr Robbins.

From:  Sue Miller Buman
So sorry your Dad pass.  He was always so nice to me.

From:  Peg Hillman
Thoughts and prayers are with you, Gina and Steve.  
Your Dad always had a warm, lovely smile that is easy to remember. It brings back many happy memories.
Sending a big hug to you and your brothers from the Card Family.   Love, Peg

From:  Al Gowan
Frank and Gina I'm sorry to see your dad passed. I remember him well. Frank call me sometime - 607-846-0521. Peace guys!

From:  James and Scarlett McMahon
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing.  He was a good and kind man who touched a lot of lives.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

From:  Thelma (Cotton) O'Malley
I remember many good times with all my cousins. We were the lucky ones, growing up, we saw each other a lot! Please know that I am sorry for all your losses.  Now is the time to remember the happy times. Frank was a big part of this family and will not be forgotten.  Take care, Thelma

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