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David Robbins Sr.
February 7, 1937 - July 11, 2017
Obituary for David Robbins Sr.
Capt. David Robbins Sr., age 80, went home to be with his Savior at home in Mauricetown on July 11, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Joan G. Robbins, his sons David Jr. (Patricia), Robert (Lisa), Donald (Dana), and his daughter Suzanne Godfrey (Scott). He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren: Kiersten Adams (Wes), Danielle Cullen (Mike), Jay, Robert, Tasker, Alexander, Caroline, Nathan Robbins and Ryan, Evan, and Addison Godfrey. Also, three great-grandchildren, Grace and Dane Adams and Julian Robbins. Dave was born to Leon and Almah Robbins.
He was raised and spent most of his life in Port Norris where he reaped the bounty of the bay following in the family oyster business. His love of the water and close ties with his partner brothers, expanded the “Jersey’s Best” brand oysters to a national market. He Captained the schooner David Robbins Sr. for 30 years before passing the torch to his son Bob. He was a faithful member of Faith Bible Church in Vineland, NJ. He enjoyed music, word working, and traveling.
His favorite past time was trapshooting, of which he was an avid shooter. He won the NJ State Trapshooting Championship two different years, was inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame for trapshooting in 2010. He belonged to Quinton Sportsman's Club, Pine Valley Gun Club, Pine Belt Gun Club, Cavaliers, and was a member of the Atlantic Indians winning many events. He loved to shoot the Florida Chain.
He was honored as a 2013 Living Legend by the Port Norris Historical Society for his Outstanding Contribution to the Community. Fair winds and following seas as you embark on your final journey to at last lay down your trophies at the foot of that Old Rugged Cross. A public viewing will be held on Friday, July 21st from 6-8 pm at the Hoffman Funeral Home 2507 High Street Port Norris. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 am at Faith Bible Church 3139 E. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360.
Robbins Family Family PNHS awards dinner. 11-10-13
On behalf of the trapshooters in Delaware I would like to extend or deepest sympathies for your loss. Dave was a frequent figure at shoots in Delaware as well as our State Shoot. As a competitor and a good friend Dave Robbins will be sorely missed.
John Patchell ATA Delegate July 15, 2017
Dear Joan and Family: I will always remember Dave as the happy, goofy guy who threw blueberry worms at me and into my hair while I was packing pints of blueberries for him during the summers. I also remember him screaming "huckleberry" at me across a huge room in Las Vegas. What a guy!
I am so sorry you have lost your pal. I will never forget him and his big heart. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers now and forever.
With deepest sympathy and condolences, Carol Anderson Steketee
July 13, 2017