Augustus Robbins IV, 67

Gus Robbins, age 67, died on August 5, 2023 at home and had lived in Pennsylvania since 1981. Gus was born and raised in Baltimore but was a Virginia man at heart. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as a part of the Class of ’77 and a part of his heart always remained at VMI with his Brother Rats. Gus was the co-owner of Total Care, a successful home healthcare business based in Phoenixville, PA for several years. After selling the business he continued to work in management positions the home healthcare field until his retirement in 2016.

Gus is preceded in death by his parents, DellaJane and Augustus Robbins III. His stepmother, BettyLane Robbins survives and resides in Richmond, VA. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Linda Robbins. Additionally he is survived by his children Katie (Tony) Ramirez, Allison Robbins (Justin Altice) and Augustus Robbins V (Emma) and his stepchildren Amy (Geoff) Bodeman, Sarah (Alex) Neff and Jessica D’Andreamatteo. He is further survived by his 12 beloved grandchildren: Tony IV, Sophia, Lucas, Adaline, Hazel and twins Zach and Ellie Ramirez, Clara Showalter, Lila and Vivian Bodeman and Paul and Violet Neff. He is also survived by his siblings Sharon Robbins, Cindy (Jeff) Davis and Keith (Lisa) Robbins all in Maryland along with several nieces and nephews.

Although he had been somewhat limited by health issues in recent years, Gus loved spending time with his family and friends and always had a smile for anyone he met. He enjoyed working in his yard with his diligent helper, his dog Buddy. He also enjoyed reading and watching college lacrosse and NCAA basketball. Gus had remained a dedicated supporter of VMI throughout his life and returned as often as he could most recently for his 45th reunion in 2022.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00AM followed by a celebration of life at 11:00AM. All services will be held at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 North Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations may be made to the VMI Class of 1977 Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Donations can be mailed to:

Class of 1977 Memorial Scholarship Fund

In Memory of Gus Robbins

PO Box 932

Lexington, VA 24450

Add My Condolences

Blessings to the Robbins family during this difficult time. Gus was a wonderful friend and neighbor who was thoughtful and always greeted us with a smile and a kind word. We will miss you dearly. Sending peace, love and comfort to the family.

~ Sean and Carla Kennedy
8/10/2023 10:18:35 PM

May you rest in peace BR. Will always look fondly back on our time together at the Institute. I pray God's grace will be with your family during this challeneging time.

8/10/2023 10:00:31 AM

Our family is lifting you with love, light, & prayer during this most immensely challenging time. Please accept our most sincere condolences for your family’s loss. Much love,
~The Kuhn Family

~ Joseph & Leigh Anne Kuhn
8/10/2023 9:35:40 AM

Gus, Mike Wilson, and myself were randomly thrown together our Rat year and remained roommates through all four years at VMI. We shared much blood, sweat and tears during those years and were brother rats in every sense of the word. I’ll put your rack down for you. Rest is peace BR.

~ Bill Sangtinette
8/9/2023 8:30:19 PM

Gus Robbins was a friend and VMI Class of 77 Brother Rat that always stood out for his easy, open and welcome personality and his true ‘Spirit of VMI’. So thankful we all got to see him at the 45th class reunion—a bright spot. The class and I personally, will miss him dearly and will remember him fondly. I’ll see you in heaven BR. God bless you. JD

~ JD Johnson
8/9/2023 4:35:49 PM

I met Gus several years back @ the Spring Valley (SV) Y. Gus always wore a smile on his face and was warm and friendly. He enjoyed Aqua Zumba and will be surely missed by all they knew him @ the SV Y. RIP buddy!

~ Greg Valerio
8/9/2023 11:02:17 AM

Rest in Peace Gus, your laugh and smile will remain in our hearts

~ Jim Johnson
8/9/2023 9:31:15 AM

He was a beloved Brother Rat, and he will be missed.

~ Thomas Andrew Cole
8/9/2023 8:45:15 AM

Goose was a friend and a great Brother Rat. He is missed by his BRs, but will never be forgotten by them. RAH VIRGINIA MIL!!!

~ Rich Howell Williamsburg, VA
8/9/2023 7:46:07 AM

Old friend from class of ‘73 sending my condolences to the whole Robbins family. Prayers for the peace that passes all of our understanding to cover you during this time. God bless!

~ Diane Phillips Wilson
8/8/2023 11:18:00 PM

So sorry for this great loss. Gus was a wonderful guy and classmate/Brother Rat at VMI, and he continued to inspire all of us. Prayers and warm thoughts to your family in this tough time.

~ Doug Simms
8/8/2023 8:52:36 PM

What a loss; Gus was an inspiration in positivity and brotherhood. My sympathies go out to his family. They know of his humanity and generosity.

My BR will be sorely missed, always.

~ Charles Angemeer
8/8/2023 7:49:26 PM

Speaking for the Class of 77, please accept our condolences on the loss of our beloved brother in the bonds of VMI. His loss leaves a huge gap in our class ranks. We miss him and his encouraging smile greatly. I pray God’s peace and comfort over all of Gus’ family in the midst of your loss.

~ Kimber Latsha
8/8/2023 5:30:50 PM

Sending love and strength to all of the family. May his memory be eternal ??

~ Tee Poletis Bond
8/8/2023 5:27:51 PM

My husband and I, we are so sorry for your loss.
Pray for you and your family.
Love you and miss you.

~ Krzysztofa Gaweska Palm Coast, Fl
8/8/2023 4:52:52 PM

Goose was a great BR, during school and after. Great lacrosse player also. Our prayers and condolences are with all the family. His Spirit lives on.

~ Chip Davis Durham, NC
8/8/2023 4:16:09 PM

Gus will always be remembered as a great Brother Rat, and he will be dearly missed, especially his lively spirit, his smile, and his ready willingness to help.

~ Michael Parish Troutville, VA
8/8/2023 3:56:59 PM