Robishaw retires from Rockland Post Office

By Bane Okholm | Jan 30, 2013
Photo by: Bane Okholm Retiring Rockland Post Office window clerk Gail Robishaw shares a laugh with Acting Postmaster Chris Choate during her Jan. 29 retirement party.

Rockland — After 28 years of serving the community, post office window clerk Gail Robishaw is ready to retire on Jan. 31 and look after her grandchildren, travel, and do anything she wants, she said.

During a Jan. 29 retirement party Robishaw received a certificate commemorating her service, and was lauded as a "quitter" by affectionate colleagues, who joked that she would quickly burn all the blue clothes in her wardrobe.

"It's going to be a loss, it's going to be tough," said Acting Postmaster Chris Choate of Robishaw's retirement.

Robishaw said the retirement party for her father, also a Rockland post office employee, had involved a belly dancer, prompting several of Robishaw's colleagues to request that Choate repeat the performance.

"Not with these hips," Choate quipped.

"That's the thing I'm going to miss is the customers," Robishaw said. "I'm going to miss all the fun we had. We had a lot of laughs."

Community members are encouraged to stop by and wish Robishaw well during her next adventures.

Courier Publications reporter Bane Okholm can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at

Comments (13)
Posted by: William Lohrman | Feb 01, 2013 10:15

Congratulations on many years of public service!


Posted by: Cindi E Hamlin | Feb 01, 2013 07:27

Dad would be proud Gail!!  Good times ahead, let Don do the work for awhile!!  Enjoy plenty of pizza....

Posted by: William Lannon | Jan 31, 2013 08:54

Gail will be sorely missed. She always brightened my day and everybody else's too. Have a long and happy retirement, Gail!

Posted by: Sandra Schramm | Jan 31, 2013 08:38

Job well done Gail!  Enjoy this next big adventure. You and Don have some wonderful days ahead!

Posted by: Sandra Whittier | Jan 31, 2013 08:19

Gail, wishes for all the best!  You will be missed!

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jan 31, 2013 04:55

I will miss her!  Always a smile and shared laughter!  Happy, though, that she will be able to enjoy her grandchildren and life.

Posted by: Ralph Jones | Jan 30, 2013 14:13

Congratulations Gail!!

Posted by: Deborah A McKenney | Jan 30, 2013 14:09

Congratulations Gail.  ENJOY !

Posted by: Mary Lowell | Jan 30, 2013 13:37

Congratulations, Gail !!

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Jan 30, 2013 13:22

I'll miss seeing my cousin at the Post Office, as no one else will be able to keep Bill Geary in line! Congratulations to another family member retiring from long postal service.

Posted by: Deborah Dyer | Jan 30, 2013 12:31

Goog for you girl...enjoy!!

Posted by: Tena Wallace | Jan 30, 2013 11:49

Congratulations Gail!!!  ENJOY!

Posted by: Ronald Murray | Jan 30, 2013 11:30

Such a nice lady and always smiling.  We will miss you for sure.

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