Rochester: Died December 4, 2013 at age 85 after lengthy infirmity. Predeceased by parents Raymond E. Robbins, Sr. and Myrtle A. Moore Robbins. Survived by sons Daniel A. (Lois), Jeffery A. and Timothy M. Robbins; sister Betty Lou R. Bradford; former wife Nancy S.R. Stone; current wife Mary C. Robbins; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and step relatives. Born January 21, 1928, raised in West Tremont, Maine, honorable service U.S. Army 1946-1949, he was a 1953 Graduate of University of Maine in Electrical Engineering and lived in Pittsford, NY. Employed at Stromberg Carlson 1953-1977, Acme Electric 1977-1980, and Xerox Corporation 1980-1994. Ray enjoyed eating, hiking, canoeing, genealogy, and lupines. He was an active member of Christ Clarion Church and served as Treasurer for 30 years; and an active member of Pittsford Rotary including past president and Paul Harris Fellow. He authored “The Houses of West Tremont” Vols. 1&2.
A Memorial Service in Rochester, NY and internment at Hillrest Cemetery West Tremont, ME will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to Pittsford Rotary Club PO Box 161 Pittsford, NY 14534; Christ Clarion Presbyterian Church 415 Thornell Rd Pittsford, NY 14534 or Tremont Historical Society P.O. Box 215 Bass Harbor, ME 04653. The family thanks the Pittsford Rotary, Christ Clarion Church, and dedicated Nurses and Aides at the Jewish Home for kindness and support over the past several years.
For more information, or to sign Raymond’s online guestbook, please visit RochesterCremation.com. Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300.
To the Robbins Family–Tim and I served together in the Army, and I came to know Mr. Robbins throughout the years; I enjoyed the witty conversations we had. On behalf of my family, I pass on my prayers, thoughts, and condolences to the Robbins family at this difficult time.
COL., US Army Reserve
We will all miss him and are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Edythe and family
Nancy, Mary, Danny, Jeff and Tim,
We have long been expecting the news about Ray. He certainly did live a long life in an abnormal way, so we have to say it is a blessing for him and his whole family. We hope he died peacefully. We’re sorry the ending of his life was so sad for so many. He really has to stand out in medical journals for the length of time he lived with so many medical problems.
Love and blessings to all,
Vance and Elsie
Tim & Family,
On behalf of Dianne and myself Please accept our sincerest condolences at your loss. You and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
Paul & Dianne
My condolences go out to his family. My prayers are with you during the sad time. Try to remember all the good times in Bar harbor.
Dan and Tim,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I know this has been a long difficult journey. My prayers are with you.
To Everyone in the Family of Ray Robbins,
So sorry on the passing of Uncle Ray He was a gentleman and a good-hearted soul.
Cookie and Family
Dear Ray, (“Ay” as Christy called you)
As we say good by to you, we can’t help but remember when you came into our lives so many years ago. I remember thanking you when you married our mom and saying you had brought a smile back to her face.
Over the years our relationship with you had grown and our lives were intertwined as though we had always known each other.
During your illness our mom, your Mary, willingly and lovingly encouraged you with words and deeds. Giving herself unselfishly and visiting you, reading to you, taking you for walks, holding your hand, advocating for you and giving you hope for better health.
The days she spent with you at the end will never be enough to take away her hurt.
You are now at peace and we all send you off with a piece of our hearts.
We know of your love for mom and hers for you.
Our wonderful and happy memories of you will remain in our hearts Ray. I can hear the music of Ray Fairchild playing for you right now.
We have all envisioned you on the shore in Maine eating your lobster and being home at last.
I can only imagine the beauty of the angels surrounding you with their love.
We will be your family for all of eternity.
All of Love, Chuck, Shelley, Rory, Anna, Terry, Christy, Bob, Lisa, Douglas, Anna and Lennon.
We as a family loved Ray very much and blessed we were having him in our life . For the last four years, it really was my loving mother Mary Robbins who herself alone everyday faithfully stood by Rays side giving him the loving encouragement and the inspiration that would keep Rays dignity and sense of spirit, that this affliction often takes away from one . In the very last days it was my Moms hand that Ray with closed eyes would be reaching out for and holding tight close to his heart . I really believe that he felt a sense of contentment as the Lord reached out for him .
Ray you will always and forever be in our heart .
Chuck and Shelley Lauricella
Dear Mary, Anna, Terry, Chuck, Shelley and families
We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Please take comfort in knowing that you were there for him with your constant visits, love and support. He was so appreciative of all you did for him and I know how much you will miss him. Your dedication was inspiring. We will miss him too, it was always fun to have him visit our Rotary meetings and he spoke so fondly of you all. God Bless you all.
Ed and Mary Kay
Ray was a super individual, and I liked him very much. Soft spoken, never shown any hostility towards anyone. Rest in peace my friend.
To the family of Ray Robbins, my condolence, and remembrance. With my memories of uncle Ray, I hold with fondness. Every family get together Ray, and I would talk, and he would recall his camping episodes up in the Adirondacks mountains (which he loved), with his sons. One in particular, was when they crawled into their sleeping bags, and tents, woke up the next morning buried in snow. He said they had to dig themselves out! May God bless you, and Rest in peace.
I was very sorry to read about Ray’s passing. Ray worked with and for me at Xerox many years ago in the Components Engineering Group. He was a pleasure to work with, a true gentleman and I enjoyed talking with him about non worked related topics. He had some interesting and good stories to share.
Very sad to lose a beloved friend and neighbor.
In earlier days I remember Ray’s strength of body, spirit, and mind, his quick Maine wit, and the lovely canoe trips we had at Mendon Ponds Park, as well as a great dinner on the Maine shore when Myrtle was alive.
You are missed, Ray!