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Jerry Lee ROBINSON Obituary
ROBINSON, Jerry Lee Jerry Lee Robinson, age 60, of Atlanta, passed away on the morning of November 15th, 2017 surrounded by his wife, Patricia, and two sons, Alex and Jakob. Jerry passed away after a heroic, 2-year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Jerry is preceded in death by his Father, Richard, and his Grandparents, Myrtle and Quincy. He is the son of Richard Robinson and Alice Arvin. Jerry is survived by his brother, Rick, his step-brothers, Alan and Tony, and mother, Alice. Jerry was born on October 24, 1957 in Macomb, Illinois. He earned a BA in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from DePaul University. Jerry started his career working for Kraft, often joking that he traveled the world on behalf of the company. Over the course of his business career, he racked up over two million miles with three separate airlines. Jerry was known for his unique combination of financial acumen and salesmanship. Jerry loved sports, but his favorite was baseball. Jerry grew up a Cardinals fan, spending many hours in the car road-tripping down to St. Louis to watch a game. After he moved to Atlanta, his "country club" of choice was the Atlanta Braves, where he held season tickets for 11 years, attending 1,237 baseball games over his lifetime. His love his family and of sports was reflected in his outstanding attendance at his sons' sporting events, where he was often seen cheering in support of his sons and spouting (often) deserved criticism at the officials. Jerry was an avid bowler, captaining the University of Illinois' bowling team while in college, and leading teams from an early age to bowling victories. He played baseball for years, eventually settling on catcher because he "took too many steps in the same place". His love of all things sports drew him to English Premier League soccer, leading him to wake up early on weekends to catch very game. Jerry was a member of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, eventually heading the Finance Council. Jerry is most proud of his two sons, Alex and Jakob. His priority as a father and mentor was to stress work ethic, compassion, and academics. Jerry was a voracious reader, going through six feet of books a year. He had a relentless work ethic and an unmatched passion for learning. He enjoyed trivia, often outscoring Jeopardy contestants on televised shows and dominating other teams at trivia nights in College Park. Jerry was known for his whit, cracking jokes and never failing to find the opportunity to sneak in a chance to lighten the mood. Jerry loved his family, lived selflessly, and touched the lives of many. He will be missed. Visitation will be held on Friday December 15th from 6-8 PM at Patterson's Spring Hill Funeral Home at 1020 Spring St. NW in Atlanta. A mass to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, December 16th at 10 AM at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 353 Peachtree St. NW in Atlanta.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2017
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