DOLGEVILLE — Mr. Clayton Robinson, 90, of 55 South Helmer Avenue, Dolgeville, died Sunday, December 8, 2013, at his residence, after a short illness.
He was born in Ellisville, Mississippi, on November 17, 1923, the son of the late Charlie and Oree (Shows) Robinson, and was educated in local schools.
A Veteran of the World War II, he served honorably in the United States Navy from January 1943 until his discharge in December 1945 with the rank of Seaman First Class. He was awarded the following service medals: Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the American Theater Ribbon.
Upon being discharged, he relocated to Rockland County, New York, where he married the former Margaret B. Jones on August 14, 1948. She predeceased him on November 21, 2006.
Mr. Robinson was employed as a Safety Officer & Investigator for the State of New York in Rockland County. He retired from there in 1983. A community oriented person, he also served as a Trustee, Police Commissioner and Tax Assessor for the village of Haverstraw. In addition, he worked for the Narcotics Squad for Rockland County and served as a Special Investigator for the Public Defender’s Office.
He is survived by a son and his wife, Robin and Christine Robinson, of Saratoga Springs; his daughters, Diane and her husband, William Bolak, of Allen, Texas, and Gail Barkovich, of Hopewell Junction, NY; his grandchildren, William, David, Catherine, Christopher, Kimberly, Loren, Jason and Mark; along with six great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters.
In keeping with his wishes, there are no formal services; however, friends and neighbors are invited to stop at his residence on Friday, December 13th, 2013, between 1-4 PM to visit with his family.
Memorials in his name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, Syracuse, NY 13057 or to the New York State Police PBA at 120 State Street, Albany, NY 12207.
A remembrance of Clayton or a message of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.robertsandenea.com.
His arrangements are entrusted to Brian A. Roberts of the Roberts & Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville, NY (429-3144).