Dr. John H. “Jack” Robson

GERRY, N.Y. – Dr. John Robson, 83, formerly of Eldred, Pa., and West Seneca, N.Y., passed away Wednesday (May 28, 2014), at the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.

Dr. Robson retired from the West Seneca School District in 1991 as assistant superintendent after 30 years in education. He retired a captain in the Naval Reserves that same year, having started out piloting blimps in 1953. He helped create the PACE Program at Houghton College, was a founding member of the West Seneca Wesleyan Church and the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church in Prentisvale, Pa., and a longtime trustee of Roberts Wesleyan College.

He is survived by his loving wife Esther (Hutt), five children: David (Charlene), Mark (Ruth), Bethany (Kathleen Ebersole), Marcia Cromer (Tom) and Robert (Beth Ellen); 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl (Freda) Robson; and a sister, Jean (Dr. Richard) Darling.

A memorial service will be held on June 21, 2014, at the First Church of God in Eldred. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the Bohall-Hutt Scholarship at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.