Richard Robbins

Obituary of Richard David Robbins

Richard D. Robbins August 21, 1936 – December 8, 2020 On December 8, 2020, Richard D. Robbins, 84, of Honesdale went home to be with the Lord. He was surrounded by loved ones with his wife of 61 years at his side. Born in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Harold and Louisa (Turner) Robbins. He graduated from Honesdale High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army. He was the owner of Bullock's Market which served the greater Honesdale community for 20 years. He was a hardworking and diligent provider for his family and a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior. Led by faith, he was called to the mission field in Africa and Mexico. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Richard loved spending time with his family. He will be remembered by many for his innate ability to lend an ear, a shoulder or a helping hand to any in their times of need. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue K. (VanDeusen) Robbins. Also surviving are his six children: Lisa (Chip) Freiermuth; Amy (Mark) Wolf; Thomas (Chelsea) Robbins; Michael (Janet) Robbins; Kim (John A.) Martin; and Carol (Kipp) Welsh. Richard adored his 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Bessie Kurtz and brother, James (RuthAnn) Robbins. Richard was preceded in death by his brothers Donald and Robert Robbins and sister, Janet (Robbins) Olver. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jared Welsh. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the physicians and nurses at Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice of the Sacred Heart. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, PA 18447; Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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