James G. Robinson

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James G. Robinson

AGE: 92 • Monroe Township

James G. Robinson, 92, of Monroe Township, formerly of Princeton, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born to Ellsworth D and Helen G. Lockhart Robinson, in Sewickley, PA. His family moved to Tulsa, OK in 1925, following the discovery of oil in that area. After 20 years, Jim moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he lived briefly, then to Lawrenceville, NJ. He attended Princeton University receiving his B.S. in 1943 and his Master's Degree in 1948. Jim worked for the U.S. Navy as an engineer on many electronic projects including atomic bomb testing in the South Pacific, cosmic ray research in Colorado and in the development of the YP-59, the first jet aircraft eventually built in 1959. He became the Director of Contract Development for the Atomic Energy Commission. Later, he worked for Applied Science Corporation of Princeton as Director of Research in the development of telemetering equipment and finally was Director of Research for McLean Engineering in Princeton Junction, retiring in 1986 after 29 years with the company. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Nassau Club in Princeton, the Princeton Club in New York City and the Institute of Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He lived the quiet life enjoying photography and traveling around the United States.

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Carol L. Robinson in 2011; his parents and a half-brother, John E. Robinson. Surviving are his sister-in-law, Margo Petersen and her husband Fred of Hamilton, NJ; two nieces, Stacy Sarno of Chesterfield, NJ and Jennifer Zerbe of Ridley Park, PA and five great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 until the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton, NJ followed by burial at Princeton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Princeton Small Animal Rescue League, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 are appreciated. Extend condolences at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on May 24, 2013
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