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Michael W. Robbins
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Michael W. Robbins
Of Arlington Heights  

Michael W. Robbins was born November 8, 1955 in Olean, NY to Mason and Arlene (nee Post) Robbins.  He passed away peacefully November 21, 2017 at his home in Arlington Heights. 

After two decades of a lustrous business career, Michael dedicated his talents in the service of others by volunteering for numerous organizations in the greater Chicago area: 

Michael was one of the formation members of St. James PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) serving homeless adults and families in cooperation with eighteen churches in the area. Michael was the President of the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter.  Michael was involved with SALUTE, INC. whose mission is to honor the service and remember the sacrifice of our military personnel.  He was a fundraiser for The Sisters of the Living Word. 

Michael is survived by his brothers Stephen (Donna) Robbins and Robert (Jayne Ann) Robbins; his nieces and nephews Chris, Matthew, Meredith, Bob and Jill; his great nieces and nephews; his dear friend Mary Wacker and by his mother and her husband. 

Michael is preceded in death by his wife Annette (nee Martin) Robbins and by his father.  

Memorial visitation Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Prayers 10:15 AM, Friday December 1, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home to St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights for mass at 11:00 AM. 

A second memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, December 19, at 9:30 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA.  

Michael will be laid to rest in a private interment service in Wellsboro, PA.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter, 125 S. Clark, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL. 60603 or St. James PADS., 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

Funeral information and condolences or (847) 253-0168.

Previous Events

Memorial Visitation




3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004





10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
St. James Catholic Church

831 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Memorial Contribution

St. James Catholic Church PADS

820 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter

125 S. Clark, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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