Bernice was a lifelong resident of Belmont who graduated from Belmont High School and for many years she worked for the Belmont Central School cafeteria and library. She later worked for the former State Bank of Belmont and retired from Steuben Trust Company in 1994.
She was an avid deer hunter who enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting, cooking and baking for her family. Later in life Bernice enjoyed bird watching at home and especially enjoyed seeing the hummingbirds.
Survivors include 3 sons: Robert “Dave” (Jan) Robbins of Katy TX; Steven (MiCha) Robbins of Hanover, MD; Gary Robbins of Scio; 8 grandchildren, Lindsey Klinefelter, Jeffery Robbins, Angela Huber, Andraya Huber, Aaron Robbins, and Mira Robbins; Logan Flurschutz and Chase Robbins; 2 great-grandchildren, Griffin Klinefelter and Anna Huber; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by a son Michael Robbins and a sister Beverly Middaugh.
Friends may call from 5 to 8pm on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont.
Memorials in Bernice's name may be made to the Ambulatory Unit of Olean General Hospital. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.