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Harold Robinson Torrance

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TORRANCE, M.D., HAROLD ROBINSON, A wonderfully kind man went to heaven on December 5th. Harold loved everyone, he loved his family the best and was devoted to the practice of medicine for 43 years, making frequent house calls with his black bag. He was much loved by his patients and respected by other members of the medical community. His other love was photography and most Thursday afternoons, when the office was closed, you would find him in a park "rambling" around with his camera and taking pictures. He loved taking photographs of his family, friends, the Great Smoky Mountains and all of nature. He was born in 1924 in Plattsburgh, NY but graduated high school here in Orlando from OHS. During WWII, he served in the Navy on a medical ship. After the war, he graduated from the University of Florida and Syracuse Medical School. His first office was in Apopka, FL and he then moved his practice to Orlando in 1956. Here he stayed until retirement in 1998 at the age of 74. He belonged to St. Luke's United Methodist Church and was one of the founding members of Shepherd's Hope, a volunteer medical clinic for those unable to pay. He was married to Sally Lou for 68 years and 14 days. They have two daughters, Carol Thomas (David) of Windermere, FL and Cathy Pugh of Sharpsburg, GA. He has five grandchildren, Carin
Anderson (Oscar), Rob Thomas (Kristin), Katie Weaver (Scott),
Robert Pugh and Steven Pugh. He has 7 great grandchildren,
Thomas, Grace and Matthew
Anderson, Will, Abby and Sam Thomas, and Owen Weaver. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church (4851 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL, 407 876-4991). A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, or Shepherd's Hope Clinic at St. Luke's. Services entrusted to Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, 2811 Curry Ford Road, Orlando 32806 (407) 898-2561. www.careyhandcolonialfh.com

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Dec. 9, 2012
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