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Calling Hours:
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

A Private Blessing Service will be held in the funeral
home with Rev. Kent Bell, Pastor of Bethel Life Worship
Center, officiating.  Inurnment will be held in Franklin
Cemetery.

Dr. Richard L. “Rick” Robbins, age 78, of Tanglewood Dr., Hempfield Twp., Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, May 5, 2024 in his home surrounded by family. He was born in Franklin, PA on October 29, 1945 to Richard W. and Charlotte L. (Lesh) Robbins.

Rick was a 1963 graduate of Franklin High school, attended Clarion University and was a 1968 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport IA. He was a member of the U. S. Army Reserves 298th Transportation Company in Franklin until his discharge in 1975. Rick was the owner/operator of Robbins Chiropractic in Greenville for 43 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Pi Kappa Chi Fraternity-Palmer School of Chiropractic and the American Chiropractic Assoc. As an avid hunter, he was a member of the PA Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and had been a longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, serving as the PA State Chair.

In addition, Rick was a Lifetime Member of B.P.O.E. #145 and a Past Member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club. He had a strong passion for his muscle and street rod cars, showing them in many shows. He served on the Heritage Days Car Show Committee for many years and was also a member of the Goodguys Rod and Custom Assoc. Rick also had owned and competed in Off-Road Jeep races. His other interests included, snowmobiling for over 30 years, camping, boating, racing RC Cars at Big Dog Race Track in Stoneboro and most of all, teaching his grandson to hunt and watching his granddaughter twirl baton.

On April 8, 1967 he married the former Ellen L. Holmes, she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Laura A. Curl and her husband Chad of Cedar Rapids, IA and Erin R. Conley and her husband TJ of Saxonburg and two grandchildren, Tyler J. Conley and Sarah J. Conley. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rita Lore.

Memorial contributions may be made In Memory of Rick Robbins to either Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the NWPA Chapter of RMEF, 2802 Watson Farm Rd., Sheffield, PA 16347.

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17 Comments

  1. Sue Byler Sue Byler
    May 6, 2024    

    Ellen, Laura Erin and family, My heart hurts for ALL of you. May you find some comfort knowing his pain is gone and he is in a new and beautiful place. What a reunion he must be having with family and friends gone before…..I hope he sees Mikey!! They could have a sausage sandwich like they always did at the fairs. I have thought about several funny things that happened in the office over the 15 years I was there and they made me smile. He was truly one of a kind and a great friend…..Take care of each other. Sending much Love and prayers, Sue

  2. Gary & Cherie Gray Gary & Cherie Gray
    May 7, 2024    

    Ellen, Gary and I send out deepest condolences to you and your family. Rick was a dear sweet man. He touched so many lives, including ours. It was a great honor to have him known him and to call him our friend. May God watch over you and your family and remember all the great memories that the two of you made over the years. We send our love. Gary, Cherie and Travis.

  3. Gene Gilliland Gene Gilliland
    May 7, 2024    

    Rick ment alot to me! We met at Big Dog rc several years ago. We started talking and we had so much in common. We both snowmobiled in the U.P. we also raced against each other. We new alot of the same people, Rich Laird, Jack Wright and many more. It was like we knew each other our whole life! There was a time in my life I needed a friend to just vent to and he was there willing to listen and give advise! It been my honor to know Rick and call him my friend! I will surely miss Rick! I now live in Maryland and unfortunately my wife will be home visiting her mom so I won’t be able to make it up. But know this I will take time Thursday and think of him. God Bless to all of you! Gene Gilliland genespouse@gmail.com

  4. Ron and Jean Gander Ron and Jean Gander
    May 8, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss
    What a great person he was. Ron and I are sorry for your family and he wl be greatly missed. Prayers for you and family. Our thoughts are with you and yours

  5. Larry and Carolyn Flynn Larry and Carolyn Flynn
    May 8, 2024    

    Oh Ellen and family… I’m so sorry for your loss. Not only was Rick, my doctor… but a great friend. We often talked about hunting,and our military service. We both served in the same Army Reserve Unit.He was a man I truly respected and honored. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  6. Bob Hazlett Bob Hazlett
    May 8, 2024    

    Hey Buddy, May our next encounter be high on the mountain ridge looking down into the valley and waiting for that bugle in the meadow! Make a call, hey there it is, what a sound, what a beautiful animal! Take care my friend, see you on the mountain. PS- Glad I got to see you at the elk banquet, “RMEF” forever. shoot straight and pass it on….

  7. Mark & LuAnn Price Mark & LuAnn Price
    May 8, 2024    

    Ellen and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Rick was an amazing man and we will cherish our time over the years with the RMEF family. May you take comfort in knowing that Rick touched many lives and had a profound impact on so many who shared his love of the outdoors and conservation of the land and wildlife. Our love and prayers for comfort go out to you all.

  8. Amy Roess and Family Amy Roess and Family
    May 9, 2024    

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was a wonderful doctor and friend.

  9. R Harpst R Harpst
    May 9, 2024    

    Ellen and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers for comfort.
    The Harpst Family

  10. James Hubbard James Hubbard
    May 9, 2024    

    Rest in peace Rick you will be missed by all who knew you. Sending love and prayers from Bermuda.

  11. Brian Kytchak D.C. Brian Kytchak D.C.
    May 9, 2024    

    Ellen, Laura, Erin and family,
    Jackie and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and our hearts and prayers are with you. It was an honor and a privilege to know the man. He was definitely a positive influence on my life and countless others.

  12. Larry and Pat Reagle Larry and Pat Reagle
    May 9, 2024    

    So very sorry to here of Dr.’s passing. Rather shocked too..He was so very active..Have really missed him since he retired, still haven’t found anyone quite as good as he was..Our prayers go out to the entire family.. Cherish the memories..from Larry and Pat Reagle..

  13. Brent McCloskey, AKA WOODY , Jamestown, Pa Brent McCloskey, AKA WOODY , Jamestown, Pa
    May 9, 2024    

    To the Robbins family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this time.
    I met Rick back in 2009 at a Game of Logging training course. We both attended the same two levels of courses and
    quickly became friends. I thought Rick was a pretty good
    chainsaw operator for being a chiropractor!! Even though he
    ran a Stihl chainsaw, he was a first class friend to me!! May God comfort you during this time. Rest In Peace Rick- practice
    up for Level 3!!

  14. Joan & Dan Mowry Joan & Dan Mowry
    May 9, 2024    

    Dear Ellen, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rick will be missed by all his old patients and cruising friends.

  15. Laurada watkins Laurada watkins
    May 10, 2024    

    I am so sorry for your loss and prayers for your family. He was such a great dr. And a very kind person ,he well be so missed!

  16. Jane and Bruce Turcic Jane and Bruce Turcic
    May 11, 2024    

    Sending our sympathy and condolences. Doc Robbin’s took good care of us and my Dad (Bill Peterson) for many years. He always took the time to chat with us, even though he had a very busy day scheduled. He relieved a lot of our pain, making our lives more comfortable. He will be missed, but remains in the memories of many. Take care.

  17. Bud Pitzer Bud Pitzer
    May 13, 2024    

    Cassie and I send our sympathy. I must tell you, I love the photo you chose for Rick! He has that little smile that just sorta says…”hey, I got this…let me take it from here!” He was a wonderful chiropractor and I was glad to call him my friend.

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