UNION TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Eleen B. Robinson, 89, of Union Township, passed away peacefully at 9:05 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Mrs. Robinson was born December 2, 1927 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Jack Stewart and Bessie English.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1947 graduate of New Castle High School.
A homemaker, Eleen dedicated her life to caring for family, particularly her husband and 14 children.
She attended Second Baptist Church, New Castle.
Eleen had a talent for making crafts and decorations, especially ceramics. She also enjoyed gardening and shopping. Most importantly, she loved spending time with family.
Her husband, Odell Robinson, whom she married on November 29, 1943, preceded her in death on April 11, 2001.
Surviving are five daughters, Selena Burnett, Iris (Larry) McFall, Linda (Carl) Hilton, Eleen “Doll” Wilson, all of New Castle and Lisa (David) Wells, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; five sons, Odell (Chela) Robinson and Jack (Phyllis) Robinson, all of Alta Loma, California, Clint (Florence) Robinson, of New Castle, Keith (Lisa) Robinson, of Fremont, California and Stacy (Tina) Robinson, of New Castle; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Eleen was preceded in death by four sons, Wayne, Cecil, Lester and Bruce Robinson; two sisters, Kathryn English and Audrey Blackwell and a brother, Ted English.
Calling hours will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls Street, New Castle.
A homegoing celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22 in Second Baptist Church, 537 Bell Avenue, New Castle with Rev. Norman H. Hunt, pastor officiating.
Entombment will be held in Graceland Cemetery.