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JOSEPH "JJ" ROBINSON Joseph G. Robinson, "JJ"of Las Vegas, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. Born in Carbondale, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Dorothy Haley Robinson. JJ started working in the sporting goods industry at FW Woolworth. Quickly advancing in his career, he also worked at Jerry's Sports Center as a national sales manager, PMC Ammunition, Boulder City, as Director of Sales and Terra West Management Services in Las Vegas. A 1958, Carbondale Benjamin Franklin High School graduate, JJ was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and had a personal friendship with many major league players and had many friends throughout the country. He was also a New England Patriots fan and enjoyed the NBA, the Drum and Bugle Corps and playing slot machines. Driving fast cars was also a passion. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marty Robinson and John (Bubby) Robinson; and a sister, Barbara Caviston. JJ is survived by his wife, Alice Marie Polkowski Robinson; his beloved cat, Sox; his former wife and friend, Frances Marie Anelli Robinson of Scott Township, Pa.; son, Richard Robinson and his wife, Lynne of Scott Township; daughter, Donna Robinson of Florida; stepchildren, Stephen Washko of Texas, and Eileen Washko of Nevada; grandchildren, Richie and Nicole Robinson, and Bryanna Fox and Dakota Hahn; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 74 N. Main St., Carbondale, PA 18407, (570) 282-1219. Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial following at Our Mother of Sorrow Cemetery, Finch Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale or Scott Township Hose Company 1, 1027 Montdale Road, Scott Township, PA 18447.
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