Carlton Robinson

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Robinson, Carlton (Robby) C.

Carlton (Robby) C. Robinson, a two-year resident of Alb., died Friday at age 91 of complications of old age.

He is survived by Cathryn (Cathy) Robinson, his wife of 69 years; daughters Christine Robinson and Cheryl Wieker and their spouses, William Baker and Fredrick Wieker, all of Albuquerque; son Keith Robinson and his wife, Bryna Selig of Olney, Maryland; and three grandchildren: Amy and Jason Robinson and Kevin Baker

Robby was born in California, served in the Army during World War II, and graduated with a civil engineering degree from Oregon State University, where he met and married his lifelong darling, Cathy. He attended the Yale Highway Bureau graduate program. He and his young family moved to Bethesda, Maryland in 1954, and he worked as a traffic engineer at a time when the nation was transitioning to our current world of high-speed, high-density traffic patterns. He worked on the Interstate Highway System and helped design and promote the national standard of graphical, color-coded uniform traffic signs and pavement markings that is in use today. He was also passionate about seat belt use and lobbied for their acceptance. He believed that mobility is an important part of freedom for all.

Robby & Cathy moved to Albuq., in 2015 to be near their daughters. Here he especially enjoyed short excursions in the car & commenting, mostly positively, on the traffic engineering features he noticed.

Robby was a loving and beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and a good citizen.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Institute of Transportation Engineers Legacy Fund which supports training of future engineers 1627 Eye St NW, #600, Washington DC 20006

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 27, 2017
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