December 30, 2011
"To the children of Gil and Mary Robbins, I just learned of the passing of your parents in April, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I sang with The Occasional Singers in their final 1988-89 season, and spent many wonderful weekends in Milford with them. Whether we were making music or just relaxing by the pool, they made life so much fun. I had the privilege of singing two of Gil's compositions in recitals, and explored exciting 20th century choral music with them both. They were two very beautiful human beings whom I will miss deeply. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us."
(New York, NY)
December 23, 2011
"I learned, very belatedly, of Mary's death. I knew her when she and Gil were in the UCLA band in the late 40s and early 50s. Gil was drum major, Mary played the flute. Oh, what memories. And what a loss."
July 23, 2011
"I am so sorry to learn of the losses of both your mother and father. They were such wonderful people. May happy memories replace your grief very soon.
Gabby and Adele ~ we know each other from the Occasional Singers, when you sang and I was the pianist.
Take good care."
July 06, 2011
"My deepest condolences are with your family during this time of passing of your two beautiful parents....I too lost my wonderful Dad just three weeks ago to cancer and it is so hard....I know that it is such a sad time that you're going through. They're in God's wonderful care now and will always love us deeply....we will always hold them close in our hearts and of course, our loved ones will always be with us still guiding us and watching over us just like parents always will. Somehow through all this, it is comforting and reassureing to know they are always going to be with us now and they want us to be at peace with their passing (one day we will be at peace with it, but it's hard. My heart is with all of you. May peace be with you and your family....God bless you, Julie Murphy"
April 23, 2011
"Mr. Robbins and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost my parents within 42 hours of each other, my mom first then my dad. Their love was so amazing.my mom had told me, he would follow her when the time came. Hold tight to the memories of all the good times, they really do make it somewhat easier. God bless you all"