Robin Burton

Obituary of Robin R. Burton

Averill Park – Robin R. Burton, 78, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at his winter home in Florida. Robin was born in Amsterdam to Rexford and Phyllis (Pabis) Burton. The family moved to Rensselaer where his father accepted a teaching position with the Rensselaer School District teaching music. His mother also joined the school as an elementary teacher. Needless to say, neither Robin nor his brother Gregg got away with much while in school. Robin’s dad passed away at an early age, and his mom had her hands full with two very active boys to raise. She lived into her early 90’s and was feisty till the end. Sadly, Robin lost his brother at a young age to a massive heart attack. Robin graduated from Van Rensselaer High School in 1960 and earned his AAS. from Hudson Valley Community College. He continued his education at SUNY Albany and earned his BS and MS degrees. He was a member of the Sigma Labdon Fraternity. After his graduation from SUNY in 1966 he became an accounting professor at HVCC, retiring in 2000. He continued teaching part-time for a few years thereafter. Robin was a past board member of Peoples Bank (now TD Bank) and the Albany YMCA, and a member of the Troy Elks Club and Burden Lake Country Club. He was co-owner with his mother of the former Burdens Golden Years Home for Adults in Averill Park. Robin was also co-owner with his brother of Brothers II in Troy, Duck Soup in Rensselaer, State St. Pub, Zelda’s, and a hair salon all in Albany and Rexfords in Troy. He is survived by high school sweetheart and longtime companion, Ruth E. Roberts and several cousins. A Funeral Mass for Robin will be held at 11am, on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. Michael the Archangel, 175 Williams Rd. North Greenbush. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church beginning at 9am. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Robin may be made to Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, Scholarship Fund, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180, or to a charity of your choice.
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Saturday
14
March

Visitation

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Church of St. Michael the Archangel
Williams Road
Troy, New York, United States
Saturday
14
March

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Church of St. Michael the Archangel
Williams Road
Troy, New York, United States
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