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Mr.  Robert J. Robinson

Obituary for Mr. Robert J. Robinson

August 11, 1924 - July 5, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 94

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Teacher and Friend


Robert J. Robinson was born on August 11, 1924, to proud parents Jesse and Hazel (nee Shaver) in Worthington West Virginia. He enlisted in the US Navy after graduating from high school in 1942. He served as an aerial gunner, flying combat missions in the South Pacific during World War II. Mr. Robinson received his undergraduate education at Fairmont State University. He obtained his Master's Degree from Kent State University. After teaching and coaching at New Washington and Arcadia Local Schools, he came to Avon Lake in 1953 as a social studies and physical education teacher and assistant basketball coach. Next came positions as head basketball coach, assistant principal, assistant superintendent, culminating to the superintendency in 1965. He served as Avon Lake's Superintendent of Schools from 1965 to 1982. Mr. Robinson directed activities, planned expansions, guided decisions and projected the future goals of the Avon Lake Schools. He was active in PTA and a member of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ.
Mr. Robinson and his wife, Alice "Elsie", have lived in Avon Lake since he started teaching. His three sons all graduated from Avon Lake High School. He is survived by his loving wife, and sons, Robert Robinson (Tanya), Alan Robinson, and Clay Robinson (Kathleen); grandchildren, Allison Jordan (Alex), Colleen Robinson and Robert A. Robinson; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Emily Grace and Adrianna Rose. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Nancy Saunders.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. on Wednesday, July 10, at Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake, OH 44012.
Friends may call at The Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd. from 3-6 pm on Tuesday, July 9 and one hour prior to funeral service (10:00 AM- 11:00 AM) at church on Wednesday. Private burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 440-933-3202

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