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John T. Robertson, Sr.

November 5, 1928 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 92)

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John T. Robertson, Sr., age 92, of Springfield, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret Robertson (nee Sullivan) and brother of the late Margaret Watmuff (Watty).  

John graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia, Class of 1946.  He attended college in Philadelphia and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in September of 1950.  He was appointed Staff Sergeant and served in the Korean War, seeing action on the Western Korean Front.  John was awarded the Distinguished Air Cross as Flight Crew Helicopter Chief, the Korean War Service Medal, and the Combat Medal.

John was employed as a Budget Forecast Analyst with CONRAIL and retired from their employ in 1994. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus with the Cardinal Dougherty Assembly 913, Springfield, PA.

John was the beloved husband of Rose “Honey" Robertson (nee Adamese). The devoted couple recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on April 14. John was the loving father of John T. Robertson, Jr., Diane McGraw, Roseann Noonan (the late Patrick), Thomas Robertson (Catherine), Karen Boas (Michael) and Mark Robertson.  He was the proud grandfather of Brett Robertson, Brian Robertson, Gianna Robertson, Alayna Robertson, Christopher Hovenkamp, Ian Hovenkamp, Matthew McGraw, Patrick Noonan (Karen), Kathryn Gervasio (Tom), Regina Jolly (Kevin), Victoria Noonan, Sean Noonan, Philip Robertson (Megan), Ashley Robertson, Natalie Robertson, Nathan Robertson, Kyle Boas and Erin Boas.  He was the adoring great-grandfather of Patrick Ryan Noonan, Audrey Noonan, Shea Noonan, Vincenzo Gervasio and Mariella Gervasio. 

John will be remembered for his legendary wit and humor, his kind nature, his dedication to serving others and faithfulness to God, family, and Country. He will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing on Friday, April 30, 2021, 9:00 – 10:45 AM at St. Pius X Church, 220 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA and to his Funeral Mass, at 11:00 AM. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed through The Donohue Funeral Home Facebook page.  Click here to access the video:

 Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory to The Pink Sisters, 2212 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 would be greatly appreciated.

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April 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Pius X Church
220 Lawrence Road
Broomall, PA 19008

Funeral Mass
April 30, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Pius X Church
220 Lawrence Road
Broomall, PA 19008

Video is available for this event

Interment Private


The Pink Sisters
2212 Green Street, Philadelphia PA 19130

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