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Leo D. Robbins

Born: Sun., Apr. 19, 1931
Died: Mon., Mar. 3, 2014


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 08, 2014
Location: Church Hall at St. Joseph's Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 08, 2014
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Leo D. Robbins, age 82 of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Monday March 3, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital.
Leo was born April 19, 1931 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Leo and Lavina Robbins.
Leo was especially proud of his military service, of having served during the Korean conflict as a Cpl. for the United States Army.  He was employed by Michigan Bell (AT&T) from 1957-1993 as a lineman then later a cable splicer.  He especially loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and could often be found washing cars and his motorcycle during his free time.  His love of Harley Davidson took him on many memorable trips including the Baja Peninsula Mexico, Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Sturgis bike rally and many other destinations both in Michigan and Arizona.  Leo was often wearing a Harley Davidson t-shirt from one of his many rides.  His family has decided to embrace his love of motorcycles and wear motorcycle apparel to the memorial service, please feel free to come casually dressed or join the family in celebrating Leo’s love of motorcycling by wearing your favorite motorcycle apparel.
Leo always loved to tell a funny joke and make people laugh.  His laughter and jokes will be missed by his entire family.
Leo is survived by his wife the former Mitzy (Margaret) Latondress whom he married August 22, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  A son Jeff (Jennifer) Robbins; daughters Cindy (Steve) Severance; Deb (John Pullen) Bozenski; Lisa (Gordon Goeschel) Robbins; Michelle (Gary Hough) Robbins.  Grandchildren Alyson M. Norris, Gordon M. Goeschel, Amanda K. Goeschel, Kiarra A. Robbins, Logan J. Robbins. Great Grandson Gordon A. Goeschel.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.   Predeceased by his parents Leo and Lavina Robbins; Sisters Marjorie (George) Hanna, Shirley (Alfred) Lewis, Romain (Jack) Enbody.
Visitation will be held 9:00am until 11:00am Saturday March 8, 2014 in the Church Hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am Saturday March 8, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Jose Maramattam as Celebrant and Deacon Bill Piche assisting.  In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Mary’s School or Road to Recovery Van would be appreciated.  Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

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Chippewa County Central Dispatch
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We are all so sorry for your loss.

John Riley
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
On behalf of my family and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department our prayers are with you and your family.

mike whitney
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
I'm very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know there are no words to ease the pain. Your mom is lucky to have family close by to help her through this time.
Sincerely, Mike Whitney & Family

Dee McGinley
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
Mitzy and family - I am so sorry to hear of Leo's passing - I was in his company only a few times but thoroughly enjoyed him! May all the wonderful memories you have help you through this difficult time. In His Name. Dee McGinley, Worcester, MA

Jim Boult
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
As being close friends for almost 60 years and neighbors for 16 of those years, our lives will be grieving the loss of Leo who has been one of my most influential role models for all these years. Leo is home with our lord now and patiently waiting for our time to come home as well. We will carry his memory in our hearts for the rest of our time here on God's green earth. Mitzy, I know the loss and pain that you are feeling right now and pray for God’s love to lead you through this most difficult time in your life. If it were not for being in the middle of final exams, I would be there to help comfort you in this time of great loss. Leo, Rest in Peace with our Lord and tell Guy that I miss him as well. We will see you later on this Summer!

Debb and Rob Butler
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
Missy, Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Sorry we can't be there. What a beautiful tribute to your Dad in his Obit. Cherish the Memories and lean on family. Love you.

Brandon and Elizabeth Zajac
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
Missy and family,

I am sorry to hear about your father passing. I know that you were close and cannot understand how hard this is for you and your family. Liz and I hope that this time goes by without much difficulty and heartache.

-Brandon and Liz

Pablo Sweeney
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Jon Batdorff
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Being a distant relative with considerable distance between our locations, I only visited with Leo a few times but he always made time to talk even when I was just a child. I'm over 40 years old now and from then until we spoke this last Summer, we still shared that same passion for motorcycles. He took me for a ride once and I can tell you, there is nothing like riding a Harley at sunset through Michigan's corridor of trees.

Pauline Vadasy
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Leo will be sadly missed. He was a great guy with funny stories or jokes. His brother-in-law- Guy must have learned some of this stuff from Leo. Both are missed much and are having a jolly good time in heaven. My deepest sympathy to Margaret and family. I will never forget the wonder Labor Day weekends in Grayling at my Mom and Da's when Margaret made her special spaghetti with meatballs and we all sat round the table and talked and laughed. Rest in peace my dear friend. Tell Guy we miss him.

Jerry and Lois Fazi
   Posted Sat March 08, 2014
Mitzy and family, Sending our deepest sympathy on Leo's passing. I have fond memories working with Leo at Michigan Bell. He always had a smile and a good joke or two. We are thinking of you this day and will keep you in our prayers.

Wayne & NAncy lowes
   Posted Sat March 08, 2014
So sorry to hear of Leo's passing. May you find comfort in all the memories at this time of sorrow.

Stan (Tom) Piteau
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Mitzy, found this very difficult to comprehend. I don't think I know of anyone else, man or woman, that always had such a smile. I cannot tell you how
very sorry we feel and what you must be going through.
Please know that we are thinking of you at this terrible time, but with God's
help and that of your children, you will do just fine.
Stan hopes to be able to see you in August.

Sincerely, Stan & Donna

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