Theodore W. Robbins (1946 - 2019)

  • "Ted will be missed by many friends for sure. Ray McAllister"
    - Ray McAllister
  • "Thank you for your service."
  • "Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace."
  • "R.I.P. Sonny McAlpin"
    - John McAlpin
Service Information
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes
1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME

SOUTH PORTLAND - On Aug. 4, 2019, Theodore W. Robbins passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his steadfast wife, two daughters and youngest brother. He was 73 years old.

Ted, as he was referred to by his family and friends, was born April 23, 1946, in Portland to Anne and Irwin Robbins. He attended South Portland High School, followed by a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy. Ted's skills were many and varied and he wore several vocational hats, but the one which brought him the most pride was his work and membership as an IATSE union projectionist for several local theaters, where he followed in the footsteps of his father, Irwin, and was accompanied by his brothers, Brian and Francis. Ted always referred to his work in the theaters as his 'craft'. If something was broken, he could fix it and he was familiar with its many complexities.

Ted was an avid reader. He enjoyed music of all kinds and considered himself an audiophile. Early on, Ted became involved in bodybuilding and later embraced outdoor sports such as hiking, bicycling and kayaking. He was a 'social member' of the Portland Rugby Football Club, attending matches with his family and events with his friends, as well as housing several players from overseas in his home during their stays in the US. Ted loved good food and spirits and in his younger years he enjoyed playing host to countless lively dinner parties and family gatherings. He loved discussing politics and current events and he maintained many lifelong friendships that ebbed and flowed through the years.

Ted was predeceased in death by his father, Irwin, his mother, Anne; and his sister, Janice Thurston.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his two children, Carrie Todd and Mary Robbins; and his brothers, Brian and Francis Robbins; as well as three granddaughters, Mya and Faye Todd and Zineb Robbins Sibouih.

A graveside ceremony will be held on a future date to be determined in Portland.

To view Ted's memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home of South Portland.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Aug. 9, 2019
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