Alvin E. Robinson

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Rev. Canon Dr. Alvin E. Robinson, 85, of Palm Coast, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Florida Hospital Flagler. Rev. Canon Dr. Robinson was born March 28, 1928 in Silver City, Panama, a son of Louis Charles and Ida Catherine Williams Robinson. He grew up in Jamaica. He was celebrating his 60th year of priesthood. Throughout his life, his compassion for others had no bounds. He had a passion for theology, spirituality, pastoral care, teaching and learning. He also was an avid Red Sox fan. He studied at Exeter University in England, Hunters College in New York for a Bachelor of Arts, and New York University for a Master of Arts, Boston University for his Doctorate in Theology. Rev Canon D.r Alvin Robinson over the years has served as curate at St George's, Kingston; Christ Church, Vineyard Town; the Parish Church, Lucea and at various churches in New York and Massachusetts, retiring in 1995. He was ordained as an Episcopal Priest in 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica. He started as a deacon and a priest at St George Anglican Church in Kingston, Jamaica. He served as priest at St Mary's Anglican Church while also leading seven other parish churches in Hanover, Jamaica, vicar and priest-in-charge of St Francis Assisi Episcopal Church in White Plains, NY, priest of St. Bartholomew Church in Cambridge, MA, priest of Church of the Resurrection in Queens, NY, priest-in-charge of St. Cyprians of St. Augustine, priest of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Palm Coast, and assisting priest of Christ the King Church in St. Augustine. He was the Canon of Diocese of North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba. He was chief executive of overseas ministries at the Episcopal Church headquarters (815) located in New York, staff member of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, co-founder of Good Samaritan Health Centers, chaplain of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, chaplain of Daughters of the King, member of Cursillo, guidance counselor at St. Augustine Parochial School in Brooklyn, NY, guidance counselor and teacher at Pedro Menendez School, Buddy Taylor Middle School and Flagler Palm Coast High School, senior leader of the Boy Scouts and member of the Order of St. Luke. Rev. Canon Dr. Robinson is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Winsome Elaine Davis, whom he married September 29, 1962. Son, Chris (Margaret) Robinson of Minneapolis, MN; two grandchildren, Kaily and John Robinson; one sister, Myrtle Robinson of Palm Coast; and three brothers, Justin Robinson, Vincent (Annette) Robinson, both of Palm Coast, and Leslie (Lily) Robinson of Howard Beach, NY. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Robinson, a sister, Edna Robinson, and a brother, Sydney Robinson. Family and friends will be received Wednesday, January 22nd 5:00-8:00 at the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road South in Flagler Beach. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast on Thursday, January 23rd at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 21, 2014
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