Edward C. Robillard, 75, veteran

October 08, 2005

Edward Charles Robillard, former head of housekeeping at two area hospitals and later at the U.S. Postal Management Academy, died of respiratory failure Sunday at the home of his daughter in Eldersburg. He was 75.

Mr. Robillard was born and raised in Springfield, Mass., and enlisted in the Army in 1947 after graduating from high school. He served with the Army's 11th Engineer Combat Battalion in Korea from 1950 to 1953.

After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Baltimore and earned an associate's degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1956.

In the 1960s, Mr. Robillard was co-owner of Melton Services, an exterminator. During the 1970s and 1980s, he had been in charge of housekeeping at Franklin Square Hospital and later Bon Secours Hospital.

He was head of housekeeping for many years at the Postal Management Academy in Potomac, which trains postal inspectors. He retired in 1994.

Mr. Robillard, who had lived in Catonsville and Mount Airy, enjoyed building model ships and working on home-improvement projects.

During the 1960s he had been scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 336 at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville. He was a communicant of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Mount Airy.

He was married for 49 years to the former Jacqueline Dulom, a homemaker and interior designer, who died in 2004.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered for Mr. Robillard at noon Tuesday at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9531 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

Surviving are a son, Marc F. Robillard of Ellicott City; five daughters, Aimee E. Tootsey and Madeline C. James, both of Mount Airy, Victoria L. Bryers of Albuquerque, N.M., Suzanne M. Smith of Eldersburg and Judith A. Little of Berlin; and 13 grandchildren.

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