|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1894|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1958|
Gettyburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1958
Leo Robinson, 63, New Oxford R. 2, bus driver and janitor for St Mary's Immaculate Conception parish. New Oxford, was found dead this morning under his bus which was stalled in the snow near New Chester.
Dr. C. G. Crist, Adams County coroner, who said the death occurred about 8 o'clock this moming from a coronary attack, said that Mr. Robinson had apparently gone to the end of the run to begin to pick up students for school and was seeking to turn around in lane when the bus stuck in the snow.
He had then attempted to shovel, away snow to permit the bus to proceed and pick up the students waiting for it when he was stricken and fell under the bus.
At Beginning Of Route
When the bus failed to appear at the school. Rev. Fr. Philip J. Gergen, pastor of Immaculate conception Church, went in search of Robinson snd arrived at Snyder's store at New Chester where he learned the location of the bus and that the driver was believed dead beside it.
The fatal attack occurred at the beginning of the route and none of the children had been picked up by the bus.
Russell Leedy, who resides "above Sharrer's Mill."" was reported to have found the bus and Mr. Robinson about 8:20 o'clock this morning. He was reported enroute to New Chester. After finding that he could not aid Mr. Robinson, he drove to the Edwin Snyder store at New Chester and phoned a physician.
Janitor For 30 years
The incident was reported to have occurred in a lane near the home of Melvin M. Sharrer Jr., New Oxford R. 2. He had been a janitor for the parish for the last 30 years and had driven the school bus for about 20 years. The 30 children who normally would be brought to school by the bus were transported to school by private car after the death had been discovered.
Leo "Cy" Earl Robinson was a native of Adams County and was a son of Mrs. Cecilia Catherine (Weaver) Robinson and the late Augustus F. Robinson. He was a member of St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church in New Oxford, the Holy Name Society; the New Oxford Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the New Oxford Fire Company.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Storm; his mother, who resided with Mr. Robinson; three children, Mrs. Edward J. Feeser, York, and Mrs. Harold W. Busbey and Mrs. Raymond F. Long, both of Hanover; six grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters: Miss Mary M. Robinson, at home; Pius J., and Urban A., both of New Oxford; Paul S., Hanover R. D.. and Mrs. Austin Staub, at home.
Funeral services Monday morning at the Fred F. Feiser Funeral Home, New Oxford, at 8:30 o'clock with a Requiem Mass at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Fr. Gergen officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening after 7 o'clock at the funeral home where prayers will be recited at 8:30 p.m, by Fr. Gergen.
Mary Lucy Storm Robinson (1896 - 1963)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery
Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
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