Frank K. "Big Frank" Robinson, 67, of Main Street, Keeseville, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Sidney, N.Y., Sept. 21, 1949, the son of Harry and Margaret (Kelly) Robinson. Frank grew up in Franklin, N.Y. and graduated from Franklin Central School and followed with graduating from Broome Tech Junior College and The University of Tampa in 1971.
He married the former Jean P. Ansonia, April 12, 1979 in Chesterfield, N.Y. She predeceased him, Sept. 11, 2010.
Frank worked at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora for 20 years until his retirement in Oct. of 2004.
Frank was a standout basketball player not only at Franklin Central School but also at the division 1 college level at Broome Tech and the University of Tampa. He was an avid hunter and fisher, loved playing golf and being on the boat. Frank enjoyed watching baseball and football, going to the casino, and the horse track but his favorite was the days he could spend with his granddaughter. His family was everything to him. He was in the Labors Union and an Elks Club Lodge member.
Left to cherish the memory of Frank are, his two sons, Isaac and Clinton; granddaughter, Olivia Kelly Robinson; brother, Clinton; sister, Stasia; sister, Katherine; sister, Shirley, and sister-in-law, Beth.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, April 8, 2012; and brother, Ralph.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A celebration of Frank's life will follow at 6 p.m. in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to an education fund for his granddaughter. Please make checks payable to: Clinton Robinson and include "Olivia Robinson Education Fund" in the memo.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.
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Published on April 11, 2017