More detail on this person: Joseph T. 'Butch' Drobins of Oakford died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at
his home. He was 65.
Born in Abington and raised in Philadelphia, he was a resident of Oakford for 12 years. Joe was active in scouting as a young man with Troop #342 and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Father Judge High School, Class of 1964.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot with the 1st Calvary. As a Senior Aviator, he received the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal, and retired as a Captain with the N.J. Army National Guard.
Joe was a foreman at Sloanaker Lumber Mill in Philadelphia, a self-employed electrician and retired from Delaware Valley Community Health Centers in 2008 after 12 years.
He was the beloved father of William J. Drobins (Kathleen) of Quakertown and Barbara J. Drobins of Washington, D.C.; the grandfather of Laura Drobins; and brother of Christine Drobins-Miller and Daniel Drobins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Tomlinson Funeral Home, 2207 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, followed by his Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 1325 W. Walnuthill La., Irving, TX 75038. Tomlinson Funeral Home, Bensalem
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