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Woody Robbins

Posted on 18 January 2013

Woody Robbins

Woody Robbins of Sag Harbor and Longboat Key, Florida, passed away peacefully at his Florida home on January 12 at the age of 90.

Born in Newfoundland, Canada, Mr. Robbins was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and fought in the battles of Okinawa and Guadalcanal, receiving the Bronze Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart.

After World War II he joined the New York City Fire Department and was stationed to Harlem’s Engine 58, dubbed “The World’s Busiest Fire Engine.”

He is survived by his daughter Linda Arteri of Long Boat Key, Florida, son Gary Robbins of Sag Harbor and Judy Mills of East Hampton, grandchildren Burt Mills, Kristen Terry, Thomas Mills, Robert Arteri and Elizabeth Robbins, all who will miss Poppa very much.

He coached all his kids’ sports teams and was a second father to all of their friends.

A wake will be Tuesday, January 22 at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Wantagh and burial on Wednesday, January 23, 11 a.m., at Pinelawn.

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