James Richard Robinson Grand Ledge Passed away October 24, 2012. Richard was born in Lansing, Michigan on October 5, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Frances (Daniel) Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Bonnie (Robert) Owens; son, Bill Robinson; brother, Robert (Suzanne) Robinson; and brother-in-law, Robert (Gay-Lynn) Blanding. Also surviving to cherish their grandfather's memory are his grandchildren, Gibson, Vivian, and Mary Frances Robinson and Allyson Sears. Several nieces and nephews also will remember their beloved uncle. Mr. Robinson graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1965) and Wayne State University (J.D., cum laude, 1968) where he earned academic honors and served as Chancellor of its Moot Court Board and as a member the National Moot Court team. He is also a member of the Wayne State University Mackenzie Honor Society. Mr. Robinson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Ingham County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Robinson has appeared in Michigan courts at all levels, and the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Mr. Robinson also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1963-1969. Mr. Robinson has recently joined the Thrun Law Firm as Of Counsel and serves as general counsel for several Michigan municipalities (all types). Services will be held on Monday, October 29, 11:00 am at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing Chapel, 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan, 48823. Visitations will be Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions in Richard's name to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Oct. 26, 2012