Brooks J. Robbins

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Fort Plain – Mr. Brooks Jordan Robbins, 76, of
Fort Plain, passed away on November 21, 2021 at his
home.
Born on January 29, 1945 in Gloversville, NY he
was the son of the late, Charles and Mary (Aldi)
Robbins.
Brooks attended Broadalbin High School and
graduated in the class of 1963. After graduation
he served in the US Army and was honorably discharged
in 1964.
On November 30, 1968, while working for the
Gloversville Police Dept., Brooks met and married
the love of his life, Linda Hawley and the two spent
the next almost 53 years together.
Brooks was employed with many companies
throughout the years in the area starting at the former
Robbins Business Equipment Co. with his father
in Gloversville. Additionally he was employed
with the Gloversville Police Dept., Fonda Manufacturing,
Johnstown Knit, Hawkins Fabrics, Saltsman
Machine Shop, Vails Mills Drive In Theatre, Temper
Corps, U.S. Foods (formerly known as SQP Inc.) and
Remington Arms. More recently he was employed
with the Fort Plain School District as a bus driver as
well as the Gloversville Transit System.
He was a past exalted ruler of the former ELKS
club and a member of the Eagles and Moose clubs.
He was a member of the Fremont Methodist
Church in Gloversville as well as the NHRA (National
Hot Rod Association).
Brooks enjoyed cars especially drag racing. He is
a two time track champion at Lebanon Valley Dragway
with his car “Class of 63”. In 2017 he was awarded
the Crew Chief of the year while campaigning
with his son Harold and their 1972 Plymouth Scamp.
Most of all, Brooks enjoyed spending time with his
family and friends, including his race track family.
He also enjoyed maintaining his property. He was
always willing to go out of his way to help someone
in need including lending his racecar out to friends.
One of his passions was rescuing dogs, either from
the shelter or from abusive situations.
Brooks is survived by his wife, Linda; his son, Harold;
his step sister, Charlene; and his current rescue
dog, Repo.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by
his biological father, Fred Chesboro and his sister,
Nicole Harriett, whom he loved and missed dearly.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Walrath
and Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St. Gloversville,
NY 12078. At Brook’s request a celebration
of life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Brooks was and is loved greatly and will be missed
by his family.
Memorial donations in Brooks name can be made
to a shelter or charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.brbsfuneral.
com.
51 Fremont St., Gloversville
725-1121

By Leader-Herald

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