Gene Robinson passed away on April 24, 2013. He was married to his wife, Elaine Gruenemeier Robinson, for 53 years. His memory will also be cherished by a son, Robert Robinson, of London, UK, a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Patrick Tullier, of Baton Rouge, four grandsons, Michael Tullier and wife Julie, Brian, Devin, and Philip Tullier, all of Baton Rouge, a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Dina Robinson of Gainesville, GA, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace G. and Eula T. Robinson, his brother and sister-in-law, Horace C. and Lillian M. Robinson of Baton Rouge, his sister and brother-in-law Doris R. and Tom Ford of Breckinridge, TX, and a nephew. Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 until services at 11:00 at Greenoaks Funeral Home. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery will follow. Gene was born in Hurricane, LA on July 31, 1928, and grew up in Claiborne Parish, largely in Homer. Upon graduation from Homer High School, he attended the University of Chicago with a full scholarship as a Pepsi Scholar. He graduated with a Ph.B. with Honors in 1947, continuing on to earn a Master's degree in Chemistry in 1949. His Ph.D. in Chemistry was earned from the University of IIlinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1952. His dissertation was entitled "Cyclic l,2-diketones." Gene then moved to UCLA as a post-doctoral fellow for two years, before taking a job in Baton Rouge with Ethyl Corporation, where he worked in Research and Development for the next 43 years, retiring from Albemarle in 1997. During that time he was granted over thirty patents and authored several works in the field of organometallics. Gene also served as a mentor to many young chemists over the years. After retirement, he continued to work periodically as a consultant to various companies in the chemical industry. He enjoyed traveling, marine biology, and was especially interested in wetlands conservation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, the National Parkinson Foundation, or the
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2013