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  • Gordon E. Robie

Gordon E. Robie

 

 Gordon E. Robie was born on July 19, 1923 to parents Edison and Nancy Robie in Londonderry, N.H. and died at age 94 at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain, Ga. on May 4, 2018. 

Gordon met his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Cassidy Robie, at Pinkerton Academy, in Derry, N.H., from which he graduated in 1941 and she graduated in 1944. They enjoyed 61 wonderful years of marriage from 1944 until she passed away in 2006. Together they raised three children, then were grandparents to four grandchildren. 

Later, Gordon also became a great-grandfather to two great-grandchildren. Gordon was kind and loving to everyone in the family. They will honor his memory and miss him greatly.

Gordon’s highly-accomplished career included serving as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Force during World War II. As a pilot in the Indo-China-Burma Theatre, he flew missions over the Himalayas (the “Hump”) from India to China. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. In addition, he received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the European American Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

Gordon began a 35 year career with the Graybar Electric Company in Manchester, N.H. shortly after he returned from the war. Over that time, he and his family moved from New Hampshire to Maine, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts and Florida. 

By his retirement, Gordon had risen to become Graybar’s Northeast Regional Director and to serve on the company’s board of directors.

After retirement, he and Jackie lived happily in Tampa and Miami, Fla. as well as in Hayesville, where they were members of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and enjoyed golf, gardening and family activities.

After 2006, Gordon lived at the Park Springs Retirement Community where he met Margaret Lowe, a loyal, kind and helpful friend. The Park Springs staff also provided Gordon with warm, caring and much-appreciated assistance during his stay there. 

Gordon is pre-deceased by his parents, Edison and Nancy Robie; his wife, Jacqueline Cassidy Robie; two of his four brothers, John and Walter Robie and his sister, Hazel Hamlett. Two brothers survive Gordon, William (Bill) Robie, of Exeter, N.H. and Robert (Bob) Robie, of Concord, N.H.; as do three children, Bruce Robie of Miami, Fla.; Brian Robie, of Atlanta, Ga. and Brent Robie, of Malden, Mass. Also surviving him are four grandchildren, Clara Delamarter, of New York, N.Y.; Benjamin (Ben) Robie, of Atlanta, Ga.; Lauren Robie of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Nicholas (Nick) Robie, of Miami, Fla., and two great-grandchildren, Merritt Delamarter, of New York, N.Y. and Fay Alonso, of Punta Gorda, Fla. 

A Memory Sharing will be held in the Pebblebrook Community Room, 5610 New Bermuda Road, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30087 at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26. 

At 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26 a Memorial Service and Conferment will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 405 Herbert Drive, Hayesville. 

Later, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21 a memory sharing will be held at the Pinkerton Academy Alumni Hall, 5 Pinkerton Street, Derry, N.H. 03038. 

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org) or to Pinkerton Academy at the Pinkerton Academy Alumni Center, 5 Pinkerton Street, Derry, N.H. 03038. 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997