Earl S. ''Sonny'' Robeson Jr., 80, of Russell, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Beccari, Clearfield County, Pa., to the late Earl S. and Margaret Dobish Robeson, Sr.
He had served as a corporal with the U.S. Army providing combat duty in Korea. Earl had lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for 10 years where he was employed at Baker Lift Truck and then moved to Russell, Pa., and has resided there for the past 46 years. He was employed as a machine operator at Carborundum/Monafax Company for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his Golden Retriever, Jax.
He is remembered as a person who loved to tell a good story.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Debra J. Gibson Robeson, whom he married May 5, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio; four children: Meg Robeson of Warren, Pa., Rick Robeson and wife, Sutton, of Casper, Wyo., Scott Robeson and wife, Lesley, of Lander, Wyo., and Derek Robeson of Russell, Pa.; four siblings: Marlene Pearce of Loraine, Ohio, Joanne Stack and husband, Andy, of Cleveland, Ohio, Don Robeson and wife, Faye, and Kenneth Robeson and wife, Donna, all of Russell, Pa.; four grandchildren: Tassie, Ashlee, Brynn and Nicholas Robeson; two great-grandchildren: Nakita and Nicoli Robeson; and several nieces and nephews.
A private family gathering will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.