Gale Robinson

NEGLEY – Gale Douglas Robinson, 79, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his home.

Mr. Robinson was born January 8, 1934 in St. Marys, WV, a son of the late Alonzo R. and Hattie Lucas Robinson. He had served in the US Army and had been employed at the Keystone Bakery, Bridgewater, PA for 28 years. He had also been a drivers supervisor at R&M Fluid Power, Boardman.

He is survived by his wife, the former, Eleanor Ruth Witherow, whom he married March 15, 1952; seven children, Debora (Ted) Sockaci of Fombell, PA, Gloria (Robert) Gustafson of Negley, Daniel (Debbie) Robinson of Oakdale, PA, Beverly (Greg) Buccheit of Wellsville, James Robinson of Negley, Jack T. (Elaine) Robinson of Chippewa, PA, and Yvonne (Jeff) Flint of East Palestine; a brother, Archie (Ruby) Robinson of Brighton Township, PA; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A sister and her husband, Elizabeth (Arthur) Kountz are deceased.

Private services were held and burial was at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, PA. Arrangements were made by the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Valley, Youngstown. Sign the register and send condolences at