David Arthur Hall Robinson

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David Arthur Hall Robinson, 89, passed away peacefully at home in St. Augustine, on Dec. 25, 2017. David was the beloved husband of Sandra, father of Heather and Hazel, father-in-law to Jim and Larry, grandfather to Ian, Alex and Evan, stepfather to Matthew, Sherry, Ann, Jens, Jesse, Mary Ann, Jane, John and Amy Shubitz, as well as loving step grandfather to Matt, Danny, Aaron, Denzel, Carly, Dylan, Aubrey, Dante and Gabriel. He was a loving older brother to his sister, Margaret and her husband Bunky, and brother, John and his wife Jane, and adoring uncle to Christopher, Lex, Tim, Robin, Sally, Helen and Jo and all of their children.

David was born on March 10, 1928, in what is now Muree, Pakistan, and spent his childhood in India, attending school in the Himalayan Mountains. He travelled to England to attend high school during World War II, sailing on a British troop ship through the newly liberated Suez Canal. He was an avid story teller, and lived a life full of stories worth telling. A lifelong love of aircraft stemmed from RAF youth service during the end of the War in England. He served in the British Army in Egypt and Cyprus as a radio operator, which spurred his long career in electronics. He immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s to pursue a better life for his young family, and enjoyed a long career at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He made many dear friends at the Labs, and cherished hosting parties and Thanksgivings for people from all over the world who worked there.

David loved playing cards and was a champion level bridge player up until the very end of his life. He was a proudly naturalized US citizen who campaigned for liberal causes and shared with his daughters his deep commitment to volunteerism, including teaching math at the Plainfield Reading program and radio electronics at Rahway Prison.

David enjoyed a long life - he loved eating a spicy Indian meal with family, telling a good joke, walking his dogs and sitting by the ocean in Lavalette with the beautiful Sandy, the love of his life and faithful caretaker. Nothing made him happier than to watch his grandson Evan play soccer and basketball.

His love lives on in all of us who knew him.

There will be a memorial held in the near future. Donations are gratefully accepted in David's memory at Food4kids in Hastings, Florida.

Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in St. Augustine Record on Jan. 3, 2018
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