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MARCH 18, 1913 -- FEB. 5, 2005

A memorial service for Earl T. Robinson Jr. of Buffalo, a Peace Bridge Authority retiree and Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Forest Lawn.

Mr. Robinson died Feb. 5 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 91.

Born in Buffalo, the oldest of four children, he was a graduate of Lafayette High School and attended the University of Buffalo.

During World War II, he served in the European Theater with the 8th Air Force in England and Belgium, rising to the rank of technical sergeant.

Mr. Robinson rose to supervisor in administration with the Peace Bridge Authority, beginning his career as a toll collector. After retirement, he worked in the sewing machine sales and service department at AM&A's department store for many years.

He had a lifelong passion for automobiles and was active in the Model A Restorers Club and a former president of the Lake Erie Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

He restored many cars, including a Model A coupe with a rumble seat, according to family members.

He also was a member of the 8th Air Force Society; Harry E. Crosby Post 2472, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amherst Lodge 981, Free & Accepted Masons; and the Knights Templar.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Isabelle; four sons, David of Cheektowaga, Earl III and William Weiss, both of Buffalo, and Ronald Weiss of Las Vegas; a daughter, Elaine of San Francisco; two sisters, Janice Mertes of Amherst and Dorothy Childers of Kenmore; a brother, Richard W.; and two grandchildren.


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