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Daniel B. Robinson Sr., 85
Daniel B. Robinson Sr., 85
3/15/1910 - 12/06/1995
Active with Bethany Baptist
Daniel B. Robinson Sr., 85, of Lima, died Dee. 6th, 1995 at the Chester Care Center.

Born in Galax, Va., Mr. Robinson moved to West Grove at age 19. He resided in Neward, Del., Wilmington, Del., and Chester before moving to Lima in 1968.

Mr. Robinson worked as a messenger for 33 years at the former Delaware County National Bank and at Southeast National Bank (now known as First Fidelity Bank), retiring in 1975. He was a member of Fidelity's 25 Year Club and its bowling team. Mr. Robinson also worked as a cook at the Hotel DuPont and at other restaurants in the Wilmington and Chester areas.

He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chester, where he was active with the Virginia Club. He was also a faithful member of the Brotherhood Breakfast Association.

Mr. Robinson was one of the first African-American members of the Pennsylvania Antique Dealers Association.

He was a former Tri-State light-heavyweight boxer in the 1930s. He was an avid softball player for more than 70 years. He was also a baseball and softball coach.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Gibbs Robinson; a daughter, Delores R. Shelton of Chester; three sons, Daniel B. Robinson Jr. of West Chester, David L. Robinson of Wilmington, Del, and Douglas H Robinson of New York; two sisters, Piney Rose Hash and Virginia Hash, both of Woodlawn, Va.: a brother, Isom Robinson of Galax, Va., nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday the Bethany Baptist Church, 12th and Tilghman Streets, Chester where calling will be from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be no viewing after the eulogy. Burial will be in Cumberland Cemetery, Lima. The family will assemble at 232 Barren Road, Lima.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Baptist Scholarship Committee.

Arrangements are by the W.M. James Leake Funeral Home of Chester.
Grace Robinson, 89
Grace Robinson, 89
6/09/1916 - 11/22/2005
Retired Antique Dealer
Grace L Robinson, 89, of Lima, a retired antique dealer and active member of Bethany Baptist Church, died Tuesday November 22nd, 2006 at Chester-Crozer Medical Center.

Born in West Grove, Penna, and graduate of Avon Grove High School. She and late husband, Dan, were one of the first American-African members of the Penna. Antiques Dealers Associations.

They participated in many antique and flea market shows. In addition, Grace was a domestic engineer for the Medical complex of Rosenberg, Ward, Barr and Jones.

At Bethany Baptist Church, she was a member of the Virginia Club and supported many of church and community activities. She was an avid gardener who created stunning floral “English” gardens. The aroma of good food and other gourmet delicacies always filled her gracious home, having her be the envy of many.

She was preceded in death by late husband, Daniel B, parents Rose and Horace Gibbs, sister Margaret Holloman and brother Herman Gibbs.

Survivors: 4 children, Delores R Shelton of Chester, Daniel B Robinson Jr. of Lima, David L Robinson of Wilmington, Dela and Douglas H Robinson of New York, NY; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, sister Ardean DeVaughn of Exton, Penna and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday November 28th, Bethany Baptist Church, 12th and Tilghman Streets, Chester.

Visitation: 9 - 11 a m at the church. The family will assembly at 232 Barren Road, Lima.

Interment: Cumberland Cemetary, Lima, Pa. Condolences may be emailed to: huntirvingfh@msn.com

Contributions: “Bethany Baptist Education Committee” for college scholarship Fund.

Arrangements: Hunt-Irving Funeral Home
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