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Claude A. "Robbie" Robinson Sr.

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Claude A. Robinson, Sr.
SHAFTSBURY, VT - Robbie Sr. was born in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. where he graduated high school, worked as a logger, and soon after joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1937.
His travels brought him to the Boston area where he met his loving wife, Pauline. During World War II he served on the USCGC Ingham, the most decorated CG ship in World War II. His World War II travels included duty in Greenland and radio work in the South Pacific. Robbie was also a plank owner of the USCGC Ingham, which was recently moved from Charlestown, S.C . and arrived in Key West, Fla. on Nov. 25, 2009.
After the war he continued his Coast Guard and electronics training in Connecticut, New York, Alaska, Seattle Washington, North Chicago Illinois and finally Islip New York where he retired from the Coast Guard in 1962.
Robbie then worked for Packard Bell and NOAH until he retired again in 1981. He moved to Shaftsbury, VT where he lived for 25 years before spending his last years at Vinson Hall in McLean, VA.
Mr. Robinson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at Vinson Hall in McLean, Va.
He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline A. Robinson. Loving father of Claude A. 'Robbie' Robinson, Jr., and his wife, Carol, and Carolann Fulk , and her husband. Keith. Devoted grandfather of Debbie, Chris, Gregory, Randy and Amanda. Cherished Pop-pop of Reilly, Connor, Sara and Kelly.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Ft. Myer Chapel in Arlington, Va. followed by a full military interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, suite 420, Rockville, Md. 20850-5168 and/or Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, Conn. 06378.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 21, 2009
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