Charles P. Robinson, 88 of McConnellsville, New York died on December 26, 2018 at his home with his family and friends by his side. He was born on September 7, 1930 the son of the late Philo and Laura Bohn Robinson.
Charles graduated from Camden Central High School in 1948. Following his graduation, he was employed with the Harden Furniture Company. In 1950, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, his last tour of duty being in Japan. He gained much historical knowledge of the country while there. In 1954, he returned to his home in McConnellsville where he earned his associates degree in accounting through the GI Bill. He was employed a number of years in the accounting department of Revere Copper and Brass in Rome, New York. During his time at Revere, he started his own business, Robinson’s Florist and Greenhouses. Robinson’s proved most successful and he was able to pursue his business full time opening locations in McConnellsville and Camden and opening a third shop, Nielsen’s Florist, in Rome, New York. He was completely self-taught in the art of floral design. Robinson’s Florists subsequently added a gift shop, yarn shop, and at one time, a dress shop. He took great pride in his work and enjoyed visiting with his many customers spanning over 50 years.
He was a longtime active member of the former North Bay Odd Fellows Lodge. He was also a member of the McConnellsville Golf Club.
Some of Charles’ most enjoyable times were the hours spent with a pair of knitting needles in his hands. He would select the patterns with the greatest degree of difficulty memorizing the stitches and creating beautiful sweaters.
Charles had a wealth of loyal friends with whom he stayed in close contact. He had a vast knowledge of the history of his hometown and the surrounding areas, and he enjoyed sharing it with interested listeners. He was a wonderful host, opening his home throughout the years for high school reunions and Christmas parties. A real animal lover, he treasured his canine and feline companions over the years. He leaves behind his special cat Grady.
A very special thanks to his cousin Celia Bohn and the Willson Family whose loving care and devotion during the last few months was immeasurable.
There will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment McConnellsville Cemetery, McConnellsville, NY. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Rome or the McConnellsville Fire Department. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com