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Morton H. "Mort" Robbins

ROBBINS---Morton H., 92, Graystone Court, Johnstown, died May 16, 2021 at Conemaugh Hospital. Born January 27, 1929, in Johnstown, son of the late Cora (Wissinger) Robbins Brennan and late Hugh Robbins. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Doris (Plummer) Robbins, brother, Ronald Robbins and step-father, Robert Brennan. Survived by children, J. Scott (Xuan), San Diego, CA; Richard (Eleanor), Somerset; Kimberly (John) Dolan, Indiana, PA and Mark (Sandra) Robbins, Pembroke Pines, FL; grandchildren Linhda (Mark) Reis; Robin (Marie) Street; Jennifer (Seth Volle) Robbins; Lisa (Luke) Norwood; Christopher (Andrea) Robbins; Lee (Marcus Roberson) Robbins; David (Tara) Dolan, Robert (Nicole) Dolan; Elizabeth (Joseph) D’Imperio; Zachary (Fiancee Kelsey Heil) Robbins; and Matthew Robbins. Also survived by several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and dear friend, Barbara Nero. Mort was a 1946 graduate of Johnstown High School. He served 2 years in the U.S. Navy and attended Pitt-Johnstown. He started work at the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Publishing Co. in 1944 and retired from the Tribune as comptroller in 1994. He was also treasurer of WJAC and President of Winston Corporation. Mr. Robbins served on several boards including the Geistown Borough Council, treasurer of the Richland Area School Board, Johnstown Chamber of Commerce, United Way and YMCA. Mort enjoyed many activities including traveling and trailer camping, sailing at Prince Gallitzin, golfing, hunting, fishing and was an avid pinochle player. After retirement, he and Doris traveled the U.S. in their motorhome during the winter months and resided at Glendale Year-round Community, Patton in the summer. He was a devoted husband, father and grandparent enjoying the family gatherings and many celebrations through the years. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, 321 Main St., #5G, Johnstown, PA 15901. At Mort’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Church, Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Early on in my career Mort hired me to work for the Winston Corporation in 1981. He took me under his wing and taught me all he knew. He enabled me to advance in my career, so much so that I was able to succeed him as Treasurer of WJAC Inc. He was certainly one of the good guys to get to know and to work for and with. He shared stories of his family adventures: at Glendale Lake; snowmobiling, sailing, hiking, and Air Streaming throughout the Country. Doris was truly the love of his life, and a very nice person. My wife Robbie and I spent some quality time with both of them. Mike Brosig

Mike Brosig May 21 2021 12:00 AM

To all the Robbins family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your Dad and Mom. Prayers during this difficult time.

MaryAnn (Boes) Barnes May 18 2021 12:00 AM