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Maj. James R. Robbins

Maj. James R. Robbins, USMC, retired, 67, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Allentown, died at home Sept. 25, 2021. Born in Traverse City, Mich., he was the son of the late James M. and Pauline M. (Miller) Robbins.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Florida Atlantic University and was a graduate of Parkland High School.

He retired as a major in the United States Marine Corps, serving during Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a second career, he was employed as a teacher in the Allentown School District, spending most of his career at William Allen High School.

He was a member of Jersey Gypsy H3 and LVH3 (where he was known as Grabbag).

He is survived by a daughter, Stacey; a son, Asa and his wife, Alyssa DuBois; sisters, Barbara Krietz and Jane Nahas; a brother, Thomas; mother of children, Sally Jo Bortz; a granddaughter, Giada Stefano; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sharon.

Contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 5915 Bristol Emilie Road, Levittown, 19057.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton streets, Allentown. A visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.