Dr. Frederick Logan Robinson II
1946 - 2019
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Dr. Fred Robinson passed away unexpectedly at his Williamsburg residence on September 16, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Alana Lane Robinson; his three children, John (Rick) Robinson, Megan Robinson, and Christopher Robinson; his sister, Carol Lee Robinson; stepdaughter Melissa Adair and her husband Steve; brother-in-law Michael Lane and his wife Terry; and grandsons, Jack Robinson and Logan Robinson who affectionately referred to him as Dundee.

Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Richmond, VA, where, at a young age, he was honored for his aptitude in science and as a Ping-Pong state champion. He was also honored as an Eagle Scout at the age of thirteen and played on the high school basketball team. Dr. Robinson graduated from VA Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree and was a member of the swim team. He was a proud lifetime member of the Virginia Tech Monogram Club. After graduating, he served as the head Swimming Coach at VA Tech. He was recently recognized as the honorary swimming coach when VT swam against William and Mary. He was also a VA Tech Century Club Alumni. He served in the United States Coast Guard before eventually attending medical school.

Dr. Robinson received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. After completing his residency at Riverside Hospital, he became a diplomat for the Board of Family Practice. Dr. Robinson was on the staff of Riverside Hospital and was one of the Founding Members of Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group and practiced general medicine in Newport News for thirty years. He dedicated his life to compassionate, respectful and thorough personal care for his patients.

He was happiest being around family and friends, especially his two grandsons.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 5-7 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. The funeral service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home on Friday, September 20 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

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Published in Daily Press on Sep. 19, 2019.
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December 15, 2019
To the Robinson Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. He was an extraordinary man who will be remembered by my family always.
God Bless You All
Melissa Lloyd
December 14, 2019
To the Robinson family, I just found out today about Dr. Fred I just can't believe it. He was our family Dr. the whole time at TPMG. he was the BEST DR. EVERYONE LOVED HIM! I lost my wife in April of last yr. and Dr. Fred called me, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I KNOW MY WIFE HAS FOUND HIM BECAUSE SHE TRUELY LOVED THE MAN ! We had went through so much together ! My prayers go out to you all !
David Lloyd
October 21, 2019
Dr Fred was the best! I feel blessed to have had him as our family doctor. His wisdom, kindness, compassion and humor are very much missed.
Ann Copeland
October 11, 2019
October 3, 2019
. I know you will be missed by your family
Loraine R
October 2, 2019
We were so sad to hear of Dr Fred's passing. He was more than a physician to us, he was like a part of our family. Too many stories to share here, but he will be greatly missed. He is simply irreplaceable.
Kevin Stroop
September 28, 2019
I was very sad to hear of Fred's passing. He was my physician for several years when I lived in Newport News. I worked with him when he was an intern doing his rotation in the cardiac unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center in the mid 1970's. He was a kind and gentle man and always had a kind word for me. Even though I have not seen him since 1996 when I left Newport News, his passing has deeply saddened me. May he rest in peace in the ever loving arms of God.
Yvonne Stringfield
September 27, 2019
When Fred was a resident at Riverside, I was a student in the nursing program. It happened that both of us were in our respective ER rotations at the same time. Fred would look for me in the ER and ask if I would assist him when he had a procedure to do. I would gather the supplies that he requested and then be at the bedside to assist per his direction. He would explain everything that he assessed and then tell me the rationale behind his diagnosis and treatment. I learned so much from him and appreciated his willingness to teach. He was a natural mentor. He was also an excellent role model for how to communicate with patients and their families who were experiencing tremendous fear and stress. I was grateful to him for all that he taught me but I wondered why he made a point to ask me to assist. Then one day I ran into him in the cafeteria and he told me that he wanted me to assist him because I made him think of his sister. It was a very endearing reason that I had the good fortune to work with and learn so much from Fred. He was a superior educator and physician and a truly great person.
Lynne Crawford, RN
September 23, 2019
The Malliarakis Family of Newport News, Va. send their sincere sympathies to Dr. Robinson's family. We were fortunate to have him as our family doctor for a number of years.
John, Debbie and Julia Malliarakis
September 22, 2019
I was so sorry to learn of Dr. Robinson's
death. He was a great Dr. and I am honored
to have known him.
Karen Keene
September 21, 2019
Fred was my family Dr for many years, when I was in a major car accident in high school, in 1983, the IR doctors on call miss diagnose that I had a broken neck, Dr Robinson diagnose it and got me the proper treatment. Fred will always hold a special place in my heart! Condolences to his family.
RIP Dr. Fred Robinson
John Deal
September 21, 2019
I remember hearing kudos about Dr Robinson when I became a patient at TPMG back in the 1980s. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but his good reputation preceded him.I am so sorry for your loss of such a great man who shared his life with family, friends, colleagues and patients. His legacy will live on.
Beulah Davis
September 21, 2019
Fred was always good company and had great insights on Va. Tech (which were usually correct), as well as his positive outook on life in general. He had a winsome personality and will be missed. Heart-felt condolences to Lana and family.
Larry Gaskins
September 21, 2019
Fred was the consummate Family Physician and mentor. I have valued the wisdom that he shared and the example that he set for my whole career Even the little things like taking me out to lunch when I was on his rotation and buying me the first cream soda I ever tasted. He was a class act, too soon gone, and will be greatly missed!Guy Fain, III, MD
Guy Fain
September 21, 2019
My heart breaks for your family. Dr. Fred was one of a kind. He was my PCP at TPMG since birth up until he retired. When he told me he was retiring I was angry. I cried because no one would treat us with the compassion and care that he did. I'm now 34, living in TX and no one lives up to my expectation of a PCP because he set the bar so high. I pray you find peace and celebrate all that he has done to impact the lives of so many. He was a Godsend to my entire family and so many others. My prayers are with you all. He will never be forgotten.
Rachel Spease-Gutierrez
September 20, 2019
Our condolences to the family of Dr. Robinson Ii. He was a true testament of a great doctor, full of compassion, knowledge and professionalism. Our family has been honored to have know him. He is one of the few Americans who showed us kindness and made our transition from Vietnam a better one. We will cherish these memories of him and follow his examples of kindness and love. The Quach Family
Thanh Quach
September 20, 2019
Dr. Fred Robinson was a physician group leader of the highest ability. My law firm had the pleasure of working with Fred in the early days of Tidewater Multispecialty Physicians Group, when Fred was among the founders. He was excellent in that role and he has been a friend of our firm to this day. We have lost a fine person and a natural leader.
Dick Ritsch
September 20, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about Dr. Robinson's passing. Although he wasn't my family's primary dr. he saw us many times through the years when he was on call. I just loved him.
My deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.
Treresa Vance
September 20, 2019
In the 90's, when my mom's primary care physician was off, Dr. Robinson would fill in for him. He was such a kind gentleman and attended to all of her needs with great care and kindness. All of you have our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Kitty and Terry Heffington
September 19, 2019
Not only a good Doctor but a Good Friend. Fred was there to take care of his patients needs and to listen and give his advice. He was a strong friend when John was ill and he was also there to steer me in the direction that I needed when I had to move on. A Good Man, He will be missed!
Betty Hayes
September 19, 2019
Dear Lana and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Bill and Jean Smith
Jean Smith
September 19, 2019
This is a picture of Dr. Robinson at our daughter's birth. He was present at three of my four children's births.
Fred Robinson was our family physician, we were some of his first patients. He helped me so many times with my four young children. What a kind and respectful Doctor he was. I cried when he retired and have wished many times I could still have him as our doctor. He was an excellent diagnostician. We will never forget his kindness and his great knowledge. May he rest in peace.
Linda Jones
September 19, 2019
So Sad to hear this. He was a very compassionate doctor. He heard my daughter was in the emergency room when she was brought in for a car accident. He came to her, held her hand . No words can say what that meant to our family. Rest in peace Dr Fred!
Nita McGuire
September 19, 2019
Dr. Fred was our family doctor from the time our family moved to the Peninsula until his retirement. Both he and I never forgot the involved and caring transfer of my mother by air ambulance from Arkansas to Riverside so she could be under his care and near me. She lasted a year on a respirator thanks to his wonderful care. He was our doctor for us and our sons and finally my granddaughter for so many years. In retirement we saw him often at the sports club here in Kingsmill. We are so shocked at his sudden death, as he was the most active and healthy person we knew. Rest in Peace, Fred. The Schnaedter Family.
Ann and Jack Schnaedter
September 19, 2019
Dr. Robinson was a great man and fantastic physician. He took care of my entire family up until his retirement. To this day I compare him to every doctor I've been to, and none come close to the level of care and personality that he had. He will truly be missed.
Adam Karavatakis
September 19, 2019
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
September 19, 2019
Dr. Fred was the best. He had time for his patients and would make time to see you after hours if needed. Always was straight forward and no beating around the bush. It's been years since he left the daily practice and has surely been missed. A lot of doctors don't have time to talk to patients and it's a real shame. Dr. Fred will be missed and all he did for me is very much appreciated. God bless him..
Gene Warren
September 19, 2019
Fred was the best. R.I.P
thomas linville
September 19, 2019
He was our family practice doctor prior to his retirement. What a great guy. A visit with him was one of the few times I didn't mind going to the doctor!
Larry & Janet Phillips
September 19, 2019
Fair winds Coastie, Rip.
September 19, 2019
Lynne Weaver
September 19, 2019
I met Fred when he was a resident at Riverside when I worked in the ED. I was one of his first patients when he started his practice and sadly one of his last when he left the practice to follow his dreams. I trusted him. He was my husband's doc, my mom's doc and I have missed the relationship we had since he retired from patient care. Godspeed, Fred.
Diane Hammond
September 19, 2019
The Roberts Family was a patient of Dr. Robinson at TPMG what a great Dr. we truly missed him as he retired and got to enjoyed life more as he so deserved. We ere very sadden to here this news. Sending prayers to his family .
Lisa Roberts
September 19, 2019
I worked for Dr. Robinson at TPMG Hidenwood for years. He was a great doctor and boss. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.
Nancy Berrios
September 18, 2019
Dear Lana, I so enjoyed seeing you and Fred at Ann's service and talked to him a long time. He was a good man and I know you are overwhelmed by the shock of his untimely death. He looked so Halle and hearty and hadn't changed at all over the years. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Julie Dailey
September 18, 2019
I will truly miss this wonderful man. Not only was he a great mentor but a great friend as well. He is a blessing to all that knew him . Not only did I have the pleasure of working for him but we were also like family .Some people and times will and can never be replaced and he one of those people! My heart is heavy with sadness. He will forever be missed with his greater than life personality, loud laughter and bright smile !
Kimberly Millard
September 18, 2019
I will truly miss this man. Not only was he a great mentor but a wonderful friend . I enjoyed the years I worked for him and he taught me so much. We were more like family and I will never forget all that he did for me and my family . He is loved by many and a true blessing to all that knew him. I hope to seen him again one day in heaven with his greater than life personality,loud laughter and bright smile.
Kimberly Millard
September 18, 2019
I miss my friend and his jokes. This world will not be the same without Dr Fred. Rest in peace .
September 18, 2019
I miss my friend and his jokes this world will not be the same. My he rest in peace.
David Martin
September 17, 2019
Wow, I am shocked and so very sad! Fred was my Dr. for many years and he was a compassionate and caring man! We remained friends after his retirement as he was my locker neighbor and we always talked at the Sports Club. I will miss him very much!
Paul Rienth
September 17, 2019
I was so sad to hear this fred was my buddy and was always joking he joked so much i couldn't tell when he was serious he was such a sweet caring man and told me some home remedies when i was under the weather i will truly miss him visiting the mill for coffee one thing about him that i learned is that he LOVED his cruises RIP doctor fred i will miss you❤❤❤
Lisa Jones
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