Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home

425 Main Street, Franklin, NY


Howard E. Robinson

October 14, 1929March 29, 2020

Howard E. Robinson, 90, of Sidney, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Chestnut Park Rehab & Nursing in Oneonta.

He was born on October 14, 1929 in Franklin, the son of Leon and Ella (Sisson) Robinson. He married Margaret Baker on February 3, 2008.

Howard retired in 1989 from the Army National Guard as a Sergeant 1st Class after serving 33 years. He was employed for many years with Amphenol in Sidney.

Active in the Franklin community, Howard was a member of the Community Bible Church, the Franklin Fire Department and Emergency Squad (proudly active and serving for 72 years), and the Franklin American Legion. He was also a former member and past Master of the Franklin Masons, and a co-founder of the Franklin Varsity Club.

His grandchildren fondly remember him as Grandpa Howard, and wish to send him lots of hugs.

Howard was predeceased by special stepsons Richard Northrup and Joseph Baker, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Robinson of Sidney; his son, Edward Robinson of Richmond, Kentucky; his grandson, Lance and Shannon Robinson of Liberty, Kentucky; as well as his step children from NY; Barbara Horton, Cecelia Northrup, Arlene and Ray Wood, Barb Baker, Ray and Missy Baker, Albert Vandyke and Lisa Hoyt, Sandra and Mike Baldwin, Bob and Sue Baker, Carol Baker and Doug Hurlburt, Marie and Kimmo Eramo, Kathy and Bill Burton, Chrissy and Pat Miller; as well as 2 great-grandchildren from KY and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren from NY.

A fireman’s funeral and military service is being planned and will be announced at a future date.

Burial will take place in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Howard’s memory may be made to: Franklin Fire Department, Franklin, NY.

To leave a condolence for the family online, please visit www.bennetfh.com.

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.


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Howard E. Robinson

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sharlene merwin

March 31, 2020

my thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and Howards' entire family.

I am so very sorry for your loss.