Robinson, Claude "Buddy"

Written by David Green.

Claude F. “Buddy” Robinson, 71, of W. Main Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Feb. 25, 2006 at his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1934 in Anawalt, W. Va., to Thad “Charlie” and Hazel O. (Gentry) Robinson. He married Mildred Harris on Oct. 21, 1966 in Alvordton, Ohio, and she survives.

Claude was employed at Fayette Tubular Products for more than 20 years and retired from ITT Higby in Archbold, Ohio, in 1994 with more than 33 years of service. He was a Fayette area resident for more than 45 years. He was an avid sports fan and dearly loved his children and grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Claude is survived by three children, Stanley (and Aimee) Cruz of Waldron, Sandy (and Doug) Lichtenwald of Fayette, and Tony (and Angel) Robinson of Wauseon, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Melissa Taulbee, Doug Froelich, Tori, Tara and Damon Lichtenwald and Kyleigh, Payton and Jensyn Robinson; three sisters, Jean Lundy of Cocoa, Fla., Bonnie (and Meyer) Van Dam of Morenci, Mich. and Betty (and Jimmy) Collins of Edgewater, Fla.; two brothers, Willie (and Jeannie) Robinson of Cocoa, Fla., and Jim (and Peggy) Robinson of Fayette, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Samuel Wickard officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fayette Fire and Rescue Squad.

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