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Robert R. "Red" Robinson

Robert R. "Red" Robinson Obituary

Robert R. "Red" Robinson 07/11/1921 ~ 01/22/2012 CARLSBAD -- Born in Pasadena, Calif., Red attended Stanford University on a football scholarship and served in the US Navy. In 1948, he moved his family to Carlsbad where he established a plumbing and heating company with his father-in-law, Harold Anderson, then became a local builder/ developer as well as longtime Chairman of the Board of Southwest Bank. From the time of his arrival, Red was an active member and an important part of the Carlsbad community and was instrumental in the City's incorporation in 1952. He served as a councilman and planning commissioner, was chairman of the Carlsbad Mutual Water Co., and was president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Carlsbad Rotary Club. He was founding director of the Carlsbad Boy's Club and served for many years on its Board. He was honored as Carlsbad's Citizen of the Year in 1988. He loved his home by the ocean and was an avid beach volleyball player well into his 80's. Known for his kindness and generosity, he was beloved by people of all ages and persuasions. He will be profoundly missed by his wife of 70 years, Pauline Robinson; and his family: Karen and Pat Kelly, Tina and Conrad Trejo, the Hon. Vinny Di Figlia, six grandchildren and their spouses, four great-grandchildren and a legion of family and friends. No formal services planned. Memorial donations may be made to:
Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club,
or Friends of the Carlsbad Library,
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Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 26, 2012
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