William H. Robinette, 1932-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

BOARDMAN — William H. Robinette, 89, of Boardman, died Friday, April 1, 2022 at his home.

He was born on November 12, 1932 in Steubenville, son of William and Margaret Hervey Robinette and arrived in the region in the 1950s.

Bill graduated from Ohio University in Athens and received his master’s degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

He taught at Poland Seminary High School and also taught associate degree courses at colleges and universities in the tri-state area. He retired from the maintenance department of the Youngstown Board of Education.

He was a member of Boardman United Methodist Church. A Free and Accepted Mason, Bill has been active in several Masonic Lodges for over 60 years. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Omega Council and the York Rite.

With his son, Bill, he shared a great enthusiasm for all aspects of aviation. He was an avid reader, he enjoyed working in his yard and workshop, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children and granddaughters.

Besides his wife, the former Nira Black, whom he married in 1953, he is survived by his children, William Robin (Lorraine) Robinette, and Niralynn (David) Bullen; and his grandchildren, Taylor Bullen and Aidan Robinette.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sandra Piff.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman.

Friends can call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the Thursday service at the funeral home.

Interment will be Friday at Fort Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that material contributions come in the form of donations to the Boardman United Methodist Church Roof Replacement Fund.

Condolences can be sent to www.beckerobits.com.

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