John Robinson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 17.
Robinson was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina on September 26, 1919. He received his formal education in St. Matthews before moving to New York. He served in the US Army and spent two years France.
She was preceded in death his wife, Bertha Robinson; and child, Ossie Mae Goss.
Robinson is survived by his nieces, Loretta, Valerie, Victoria, Clara Bell and Joyce; nephews, Norman, Louis, Hakim "Shuby," Johnny Horace, James and Henry; grandson, Woodson Goss; great-grandchildren, Curtis, Tara and Donna; seven great-nephews; nine great-nieces; and many friends and relatives.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, with visitation and services held at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.