Lou Robinson Louis "Lou" Robinson was born in 1934 in Texas and moved to Los Angeles at a very early age. He attended school in Los Angeles, was an altar boy and sang in a choir led by Robert Wagner. After high school he served in the Marine Corps and then went on to attend UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley, from which he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He and his wife Ann met while they were both working in San Francisco and were married on Christmas Day, 1966. Lou began his career as a journalist and moved on to writing and publishing high technology newsletters. He wrote the novel "The Devil, Delfina and the Used Chevy." In 1996 he and his wife Ann moved to San Luis Obispo where he volunteered for local organizations. Lou especially loved the arts and also working with children. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of action. He was an inspiration to those who knew him. He was a volunteer in local schools and also served on several nonprofit boards, including Opera San Luis Obispo, San Luis Little Theater and Cal Poly Arts. Lou is survived by his wife, Ann; sister-in-law, Jane Stewart, and her husband Paul and niece and nephew Jennifer and Andrew Stewart, to whom he was the beloved "Uncle Louie." In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Opera San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Little Theater, Raising a Reader or a children's organization. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm on October 12, at Old Mission Church. Reception following at Dallidet Adobe at 3:00pm. Sign his guestbook at sanluisobispo.com/obituaries
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Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Sep. 26, 2015.