Clinton A. Robinson, 88, of East Main St., Youngsville and formerly of Sheffield, passed away Saturday May 10, 2014 at the Corry Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.
He was born June 3, 1925 in Wilcox, Pa., a son of the late Sherman and Mabel (Bryington) Robinson. Clinton left school to go to work for the Sheffield Wilcox Railroad. He then signed up with the US Army, serving during WWII in the armored tank division under General Patton in Germany. After the war, he remained in Germany and served as an MP, obtaining the rank of Corporal. Clinton went on to work as a forensic LPN at the State Hospital, retiring in 1981. He also worked part time at Jones Body Shop in Sheffield for a number of years. He had an admiration of "Old Cars", he owned and proudly drove the cars he bought from Jones Chevrolet, on outings to look at the mountain laurel of Kinzua, PA. He was a natural story teller, and enjoyed sharing his service days with others. He was a very spiritual person and loved all animals. He was a member of the American Legion and the NRA. Clinton loved his family and will be missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ingeborg (Boeckh) Robinson, whom he married in Wetzlar, Germany in October of 1948, 3 daughters, Darlene (Lee) Johnson of Cedar Park, TX, Becky (Ted) Laird of Erie, and Pamela (Gregg) Bimber of Pittsfield, 1 grandson, Clinton Lee Johnson of Austin, TX, 1 step grandson, Gregg (Misty) Bimber Jr. of Russell and 1 step granddaughter, Brenda (John) Perrin of Yadkin, N.C., 2 nieces, Dawn Smith of Russell, and Glenda Miller of Warren , a nephew, Glenn Carlson of Sheffield and his beloved cat "Bootie".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Violet Irwin and 3 nephews, Randall Leichtenberger, Richard Leichtenberger, and Robert Kraft.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 58 at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Gruver, pastor of the Otterbein Methodist Church in Pittsfield, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sheffield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Warren Co. Humane Society, Elm St., Warren Pa. 16365 or to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th St NW Suite 475 Washington, DC 20036. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.