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Herman Thomas Robbins

August 7, 1943 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 75)

HERMAN THOMAS  ROBBINS

 ASKUWHETEAU CHANKOOWASHTAY 

 

Millsboro - Herman Thomas Robbins, 75, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2019,  at his home surrounded by his family and friends. 

Herman is preceded in death by his sister Helena Spanish and niece Denise Spanish.  

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Myrtle June (Harmon) Robbins; His daughters Kimberly Nadine Robbins and Tshnina Larue (Robbins) Colón; His Son Sequoya Thomas Robbins; His Son in-law Henry Colón; His grandchildren Shianna Anita Colón, Dakoda Enrique Colón and Cayden Sequoya Colón; His sisters Shirley Mayfield and April Robbins  two brothers-in-law, Conrad Harmon, (Marlene) Jan Harmon, (Carolyn )three sisters-in-law Elena Street (James,) Beatrice Miller, (Freddie) Lorraine (Bob) and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.   

Born and raised in Wilmington DE, the son of the late William “Buster” Robbins and Cathrine (Norwood) Robbins.   

In his early years Herman would spend most of his summers in Millsboro DE. He enjoyed waterskiing, shows at Rosedale Beach and most importantly his sweetheart June. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1962. Herman worked for the city of Wilmington as a code enforcement inspector. He retired in 2005 after 40 years with the city.   

After retirement Herman along with his wife and son made the decision to permanently move to their summer home on Wilson Myrtle Lane and Layton Davis Rd., Millsboro, DE.  

Herman was always proud of his Native American heritage and was an active member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. Herman was later nominated and elected to the respectful position as chief of the Nanticoke Indian Association. He took pride in serving his people. After his years as chief Herman continued serving on the council until recently when his health began to deteriorate and he resigned from his position.   

Herman was a pet lover as the family was always surrounded by at least one dog sometimes up to three dogs.   

He had a passion for camping trips. He along with his family and friends would take several trips throughout the year. Some of those trips included the races in Dover, Masseys Landing, Jelly Stone, Fort Whaley for Halloween and the biggest trips of the year at Tom’s Cove in Chincoteague Virginia. Herman always looked forward to Tom’s Cove so he could get ice cream from Mr. Whippy.

 A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the  Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington  St., Millsboro, DE, where friends may call from 11 AM – 1 PM for viewing and visitation. He will be laid to rest at the Indian Mission Church Cemetery immediately following the service.   

Flowers accepted or donations may be made in Herman’s memory to the Nanticoke Indian Museum, 27073 John J. Williams Hwy, Millsboro, DE  19966.   

Obituary prepared by Henry Colón, Son-in-law 

Electronic condolences may be made via www.watsonfh.com

 


Donations may be made to:

NANTICOKE INDIAN MUSEUM
27073 JOHN J. WILLIAMS HWY, MILLSBORO DE 19966


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