Herbert Robinson, 87, of Needham, MA, died April 13, 2013 in Florida. Beloved husband of Elsie (Zelman) Robinson for 56 years. Devoted father of Steven (Betsy) Robinson, Deborah Robinson (Ian) and Heidi (Jeffrey) Sedovsky. Dear grandfather of Sam. Friend of Heidi and Jeffrey's Chihuahua "Peanut." Brother of the late Saul Robinson and Saul's late wife Lillian. Herbert was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Harvard College. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy and saw action in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. For many years, until his retirement, he was in his family's wholesale Dry Goods business. After moving to Needham in 1960, he was a founder of Temple Aliyah and, for fourteen years, was a Town Meeting Member of Needham. Since his retirement, he and his wife spent their winters in Highland Beach, Florida. He was a member of the Alumni Associations of Boston Latin School and of Harvard College, The Jewish War Veterans (Chapter 211), The U.S. Navy LSM-LSMR Association, and the FAU Lifelong Learning Society. Funeral Services were held Thursday, April 18th at Stanetsky Chapel in Brookline followed by burial at Sharon Memorial Park. Donations in his memory may be made to the
or to Needham Hadassah.
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Published in The Needham Times from Apr. 22 to Apr. 29, 2013