Obituary for Paul Robbins
Paul Bruno Robbins passed away Friday, January 27, 2017, at the age of 61. Born in Mineola, NY, November 27, 1955, he was the son of the late Clarence William and Adeline Robbins of Huntington, NY. He is also preceded in death by his father-in-law, David Kersten of Hampton, VA.
Paul is survived by his wife Katherine Robbins of Carrollton, VA., his son Michael Robbins and wife Kimberly and their children Isabella and Tyler of Norfolk, VA., his son Christopher Robbins and wife Jessica of Hampton, VA., mother Diane Michell of New York, NY., brother David Robbins and his family of Wingdale, NY., mother-in-law Marion Kersten of Hampton, VA., and brother-in-law John Kersten and wife Christina of Port Jefferson, NY.
In 1975, Paul married the love of his life Katherine and after an enlistment in the U.S. Army, they settled in Poquoson, VA. Paul worked as an insurance agent for more than 30 years and for the past 11 years was owner of two Allstate Insurance agencies on the Peninsula. Paul and Kathy were also former owners of the Hilton Deli in Newport News and the Bay Deli in Poquoson.
Paul accomplished many things and always had an entrepreneur spirit. He was a dedicated member of the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department and received his lifetime membership at his hospital bedside with his family and many friends in attendance. He was a founding member of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in York County, VA. Paul always put his family first and was affectionately known as "Be-bop" by his two grand-children.
Family and friends will gather at Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department, 15020 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, for visitation at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. Funeral service celebrating Paul's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, VA. with Chaplain Judy Worrell and Reverend Michael Condrey officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 77, Carrollton, VA., 23314.