Martin (Marty) Sampson Robins passed away peacefully in his home on Sept. 2 with his children at his side. He was born on April 11, 1934 in Columbus to Sophie and Abe Robins, who preceded him in death. His sister, Claire preceded him in death as well. Marty is survived by his longtime partner, Sheila Sokol; daughter Annie (Craig) Self, Jeffrey (Diana) Robins and Benjamin (Jennifer) Robins. Grandchildren Joshua (Kayleigh), Anna Self, Kristin Robins (Kyle Min); Shannon (Shane) Shafer and their children Beckham and Josie. Richard (Brandy) and Storm Fuller and Noah, Sadie and Stella Robins. Marty attended and graduated South High School in 1952, was an active member of his local AZA chapter, and proudly served in the Army, where he was stationed in Germany. He attended The Ohio State University and Ohio Northern, where he graduated from the School of Pharmacy and was also a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. Marty’s career in pharmacy began as an intern at Gray’s in Columbus. He later worked at Sloan’s Drugs in Columbus and was given the opportunity to work at Sloan’s in Fairborn, which later led him to purchasing the business. He was the proprietor and pharmacist for 34 years where he took pride in serving his customers in the community. Before retiring to Columbus, Marty was a long-standing member at Beth Abraham Synagogue and a member of the Men’s Club. He was an active community member and leader in Fairborn, where he served on the Fairborn Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and a number of other community committees. He was a member of PACT (Public Assistance Communications Team), where he enjoyed volunteering his time to help keep his community safe. Marty was also a member of the Ohio Pharmacy Association, an executive member of the Fairborn YMCA, and served a term as vice president of the Miami Valley Pharmaceutical Association. In Columbus, he was a member of Tifereth Israel and enjoyed volunteering with BREAD and the Jewish War Veterans. Marty will be remembered for his generous and kind heart and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Donations may be made to the Jewish Historical Society,; Jewish War Veterans,; Mt. Carmel Hospice,; or Tifereth Israel,

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