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July 20, 2010

Robin W. Straley Jr.

Robin W. Straley Jr.

MOUNT UPTON _ Robin W. Straley Jr., 27, of Mount Upton, passed a way unexpectedly on Friday, July 16, 2010, in Sidney.

Born in Denville, N. J. on Aug. 4, 1982, Robin was the son of Jeannae Straley-Filippi and the late Robin W. Straley Sr.

Upon moving to New York in 1988, he received his schooling at the Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School and then worked several jobs before joining Wild Mountain Landscaping in Franklin.

Robin loved to spend time with his daughter, and his family. He had a big heart. He loved telling jokes, making people laugh and had a soft spot for animals, especially the homeless, and he gave homes to several throughout the years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, snowmobiling and building stone walls.

He is survived by his daughter, Hannah Straley of Norwich; his mother and stepfather, Jeannae Straley-Filippi, and her husband, Jim of West Edmeston and formerly of Mount Upton; his sisters, Rheiannon Straley-Beach and her husband, Eric, of Sidney, Ralissa Straley and Ryann Straley, both of West Edmeston; a stepbrother, Michael Filippi and stepsister, Victoria Filippi of West Edmeston and grandparents, Nancy Caldwell of Titusville, Fla., Carol Gumaer of New Milford, Pa., Frank Sisco of Norwich and James Straley of Florida; several aunts and uncles, Keith and Valerie (Robin) Sisco, Art and Crystal Sisco and Jodie Sisco of Norwich; Kim and Mike Sherwood, Melinda and Joe Chovonec, Zina and Mick O'Grady, Kerry and Rodney (Whitey) Gumaer of New Jersey; Jack and Gwen Gumaer, Doug (Howser) Gumaer, Larry (Stretch) Gumaer, Manny Lavin of Pennsylvania; and Kelly Lavin of Florida. Several cousins also survive.

He was predeceased by his father, Robin W. Straley Sr. and his grandfathers, James Caldwell and Douglas Gumaer.

Funeral services for Robin will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Wilson Funeral Home in Norwich. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Per Robin's wishes, he will be laid to rest next to his father in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Robin, monetary contributions may be made for a college fund for his daughter, Hannah Straley.

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