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A Mass of Christian Burial for George A. Robinson of Amherst and Port Charlotte, Fla., a retired electrician, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Born in Buffalo, Robinson died unexpectedly Monday (Feb. 12, 2001), his birthday, in a Port Charlotte hospital.

He attended Burgard Vocational High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as an aircraft mechanic at Sedalia Army Field in Missouri during World War II.

After training at Seneca Vocational High School, he worked as an electrician for several contractors and developers. He ended his career in 1986 while employed by the Buffalo Board of Education.

He was an active member of Local 41, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Cordova Caravan, International Order of Alhambra; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Loyal Order of Moose; Disabled American Veterans; and Tonawandas Post 264, American Legion.

In retirement, he volunteered more than 2,600 hours as a van driver for veterans in Buffalo and Port Charlotte. He spent his winters in Port Charlotte.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Alvera Manno; five daughters, Christine Smolen and Joyce DiChristina, both of Buffalo, Susan Robins of Roanoke, Va., Carol Scotton of Atlanta and Lori Robinson of Phoenix; a son, Gregory of Brentwood, Calif.; two brothers, Robert and Ronald; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


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