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Max L. Robbins dies at 81

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Max L. Robbins, age 81, of Portage, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

Max was born on September 16, 1927 to the late Max Cunningham and Tressa (Bedwell) Robbins in Gary.

He was a devoted and beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Ruby (Clement) Robbins of Portage; son, Max L. (Jocelyn) Robbins II of Portage; daughter, Joy (Barry) Deckard of Portage; brothers, Bert (Dayle) Robbins of Muncie, Richard Robbins of Miami, Fla., Danny (Pat) Robbins of Las Vegas, Nev., Tom (Mona) Robbins of Porter, and David (Judy) Robbins of Michigan City; grandchildren, Jodie (Terry) Wasieleski, Jordan Deckard, Luke Deckard, Betsy Robbins, Emily Robbins, Kelly Robbins, Dominique and Aaron Rattunde.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jill Robbins; brothers, Rex Robbins and Barney Robbins and two sisters.

Max worked as an Assistant Superintendant at U.S. Steel Tubeworks in the accounting department and served in thr U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer and bowler.

Funeral Services, Bishop Dale P. Combs officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 24 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368. Interment will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery Merrillville.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 23 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel.

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Posted 10/22/2008