Lou Robinson
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
Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Sep. 26, 2015.
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We will miss seeing Lou at the Live at The Met Opera Performances. I will especially miss joking about the dark side of Los Angeles with Lou. Surround yourself with those that you love at this very sad time. We will keep you in our prayers. Most fondly,
Martha Torres and Patrick Rush
Patrick Rush
October 17, 2015
Sorry to hear of Lou's passing. "Vital" is the word that comes to mind when I think of the time that I spent with him and Ann during the early days of my political campaign. He was always supportive, funny, kind, and yes -- vital.
Laurence Houlgate
October 14, 2015
Ann, So sadden to hear of Lou's passing. He was a kind man. My thoughts go to you and his family.
Shari Robasciotti
October 8, 2015
Lou was a friend and colleague. So sorry to learn of his passing. Love and support to his wife and family.
Leonard Milstein
October 3, 2015
I'm so very very very sorry to hear of Lou's passing. Very grateful I was able to see him shortly before. Even a few days prior to his death, Lou had his characteristic charm and sense of humor. Thank you Ann and Lou for being two of the very first people to welcome me to SLO and extend a warm hand of friendship. On behalf of my family and the collective family of Opera San Luis Obispo, Lou is in our prayers... Much love and condolences to you Ann and your family.
Brian Alhadeff
September 29, 2015
What very sad news. Lou was one if those truly special souls. He will be missed by all who knew him and a loss for those who didn't have the opportunity. A rare combination of humor, intelligence and heart Much love to you Ann.....
Ana Herbekian
September 28, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of this quick and unexpected loss. Lou was a childhood hero of mine, and I'll always remember him for his upbeat sense of humor, warmth and kindness. It makes me sad his life was taken so quickly, and my sincerest wishes to you Ann, and family during this difficult time. It's a truly tragic loss.
Jackson Ludwig
September 28, 2015
Ann: Debbie and I are surprised and so sad to learn about Lou's passing. It was always pleasant to see the two of you at family gatherings and we'll miss doing this very much. We'll hold him and you in our prayers on October 12th. Love to you dear lady.
Fred Emmert
September 28, 2015
Ann - so sorry to hear of Lou's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Cheryl & Jim Conway
September 27, 2015
Lou and Ann have been fantastic travel companions over the years. Many fond memories including much laughter. Lou will be greatly missed.
Bill & Kathlyn Paxton
September 27, 2015
I didn't know Lou except to know that he was a solid rock for Ann. Ann and I were in the same dorm at Stanford and have stayed in touch off and on over the years. I have been thinking of her a lot these days that must be so hard.
Nancy Caling Fosmire
September 27, 2015
Lou was special, and his passing has affected a lot of people, many of whom he knew only slightly. He was one of those rare people with whom anyone was happy to share a table at events. He brought fun to every situation and found some connection that made you feel special (in my case it was our shared history singing with Roger Wagner many, many years ago). His knowledge of opera was astounding, and his passion for the arts was genuine and compelling. He will always be fondly remembered by many people.
September 27, 2015
So sad to find out about Lou's passing. I knew he and Ann from the Avila Bay Club and he was always one of my favorite members because of his humor. He will be missed.
Sandy Johnson
September 26, 2015
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