Donald "Don" Robertson
1928 - 2021
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Donald "Don" Robertson
Donald "Don" Robertson, age 92, left his earthly home on Friday, January 8, 2021, in Warminster, Pa., to be reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife of 53 years, Mary.
Don was born on September 6, 1928, in Winston Salem, NC, to the late Tom and Mildred Robertson. He grew up in Asheville, NC, with Gordon, Rex, and Bill Owen along with his brother Tommy Robertson. All the boys saw Les and Eula Owen as their parents as well.
Don later became an announcer for WSKY in Asheville after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with honors. Don proudly served in the USAF as Captain.
He continued his career as a sportscaster at WBTV in Charlotte, NC, and as the play by play broadcaster for Davidson College. He eventually became known as the Voice of CBS Sports in NY and Host of American Airlines "Music til Dawn."
Don would most like to be remembered for his love of Jesus Christ, his Lord, and Savior. He was well known as a soloist in many local churches and was a Trustee at Nanuet Baptist Church in NY.
He has temporarily left behind his three children, Donny, Debbie, and Mike. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren who will cherish his memory.
Remembrance gifts may be donated to DREAM Ministries, PO Box 300, Glendale Springs, NC 28629.
A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC.
Morris Funeral & Cremation Care is in charge of the arrangements and is in charge of arrangements in Asheville, and condolences may be sent to the family at

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Published in Bucks County Courier Times from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 29, 2021
Don and I were very close friends at Asheville High school and later at Carolina. We competed in everything and I must admit, he beat me in everything from grades to tennis and everything else. We also sang in the same pick-up barbershop quartet. I used to call him "Uncle Hugh". I wonder if anyone remembers that radio show. We lost track of each other after college. I went on to the University of PA School of Dentistry and even practiced in Asheville for 10 years. I moved to Florida in 1965 (after getting my masters in pediatric dentistry at Carolina). We met again briefly at our 50th high school reunion in Asheville in 1995. Mary was with him then. He was in Charlotte or New York then and working for CBS, I believe.
I used to kid him about my being his boss because I was 5 months older. He and Jake Jolliff were the youngest in our class and I was also among the youngest and I couldn't figure out how he managed to get in our class. He showed everyone over and over how well suited he was to be there, (see the 1945 Hillbilly). I communicated twice with him at Anne's Choice at Warminster but I knew something was wrong when I couldn't reach him for the last two years.
He was a great friend and a great loss to his many descendants. I am very saddened to end this era of my life but rest assured, I shall meet him again in a wonderful place where we can again pick up our great relationship. Maybe I will be able to win a set or two then.
I would be glad to talk or communicate with any of his children or grand children. My number is (352) 375-7181. Please identify yourself quickly because I get hundreds of fraudulent calls.

William Eugene (Gene) Ryon
William Eugene Ryon, III
January 13, 2021
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January 13, 2021
Don Robertson's voice was one of the first television voices I recall hearing as a boy (don't know whether it was on The NFL Today or The Prudential College Football Report; one of those two things for CBS Sports); I didn't know anything about the voice I heard until much later in my life, when I found out that it was Don Robertson who was the name of that announcer. Ever since then (I'm autistic), I have enjoyed having the chance to relive Don's voice on YouTube and through other means on his various outings for CBS Sports (the aforementioned, and a few more), and a couple instances of his general CBS work (IDs and promos), and over that time, I have deemed Don Robertson to be one of the finest voices that television has ever had.
Ben Masters
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