Dr. Donald Keith Robinson passed away on February 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at home, on the day following his 84th birthday. |
Don was born on February 23, l929, in Gallipolis, Ohio. He attended and graduated from Gallia Academy High School, where he met Joan Gatewood, who would become his wife and mother of his three sons. He served as a pilot in the Naval Air Corp from l948 to l950, and received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Dental Science degrees, from Ohio State University, all with honors, completing his three year Oral Surgery Residency in l958. Then he went to Rochester, N.Y. as Chairman of Oral Surgery at Eastman Dental Clinic for two years. He was a gifted and caring Oral Surgeon in private practice for 37 years in Akron, Ohio. Don was a leader and member in many professional organizations. Don and his wife of 63 years, Joan; raised three sons, Donald Jr., James Scott and Jonathan. Following his retirement in May, l995, Don and Joan moved west to be near their boys and grandchildren, enjoying life in Cornville, Arizona.
Don is survived by his wife and three sons and five grandchildren, Galen, Andrew, Emma, Volila and Guwendolyn. Don was a very quiet loving man. We miss him.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 19, 2013