Robert R. Robinson, resident of Colorado Springs, CO since 1997, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 19, 2014, after a 3 year battle with cancer.
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He was born in Dodge City, Kansas on January 24, 1931 to Carter and Lucille (Ray) Robinson. Robert grew up in Kansas until the family moved to California during WWII when his father was hired to work on the war effort. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served four years in Pensacola, FL and on Kwajalein Island during the Korean War.
In 1953 he began a 40 year career as a Quality Engineer with General Dynamics' Space Program working on such projects as the Titan Missile, the Cruise Missile and more. He was highly respected for his quality of work and keen mind. He lived in the San Diego, CA area for 60 years.
Robert was an active member at Monument Community Presbyterian Church. Throughout his illness he touched many lives with his loving faith in Jesus Christ. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 911 in Palmer Lake. In retirement he was a volunteer marshal at Pine Creek Golf Course, loved to golf, enjoyed woodworking and had a passion for NASCAR for over 50 years.
Robert was the loving husband of Gwenita (Gwen) King Robinson and proud father of two daughters, Sharon (Craig) Campbell of San Diego, CA and Barbara Beckett of Budd Lake, NJ. His step-children included Jeffrey (Sheri) King of Colorado Springs; Jennifer (Randy) Adams of Hemet, CA; and Gregory (Alison) King of Danville, CA. He had two siblings, James Robinson, Laguna Niguel, CA and Clarice Wakefield, Catalina, AZ deceased.
He is survived by 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Grandchildren include Matthew and Jeffrey Campbell; Tracy Costa, Sarah Coiro, Corey Kracht, Tony Maestri, Rhandee Olguin, Jaycob Adams, Brent, Bradley, Brooks, Graham, Griffin and Andrew King. Great-grandchildren include Andrew and Joey Costa,Sye Purcell, and Ally and Kiley Maestri.
A celebration of Robert's life will be held at Monument Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 2nd at 2:30 p.m. with interment at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, San Diego, CA at a later date in August.
Gifts in his memory may be given to the
or Monument Community Presbyterian Church.
Published in The Gazette on July 30, 2014