James G. Robinson, 78, passed away Sunday (May 6, 2012) at Hornell Gardens.
Mr. Robinson was born on Oct. 2, 1933 in Hornell to Roland H. and Emalyne (Howell) Robinson. Sgt. Robinson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955. On June 5, 1954, he married Etta M. Wooden, who survives.
James worked as a heavy equipment operator for New York Operating Engineers Local 832 in Rochester for many years.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, Jim is survived by four sons, James (Sandra) Robinson and Roland Robinson, both of Alfred Station, Richard Robinson of Almond and Mark Robinson of Catlett, Va.; two brothers, Roland Robinson of Hartsville and Rick (Belle) Robinson of San Mateo, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Jean Robinson; five grandchildren, Rebekah, Brendan, Andrew, Zachary and Daniel Robinson; a special niece, Linda Robinson; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Dick Robinson; and a sister-in-law, Norma Robinson.
Jim and Etta taught a Bible study on the Alfred State College campus for many years, making a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of students with their love and compassion, many of whom remain in contact to this day. In addition, Jim was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cultivating his roses.
There will be no prior visitation. There will be a private memorial service with full military honors to be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.