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ALVIN F. ROBINSON, M.D. (Age 100)  
Departed this life on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the home of his granddaughter in Washington, DC. Born December 4, 1912 in Washington, DC. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Jacqueline J. Robinson and son Alvin T. Robinson. He is survived by his cherished daughter Jacqueline R. Browne (Craig); dear grandchildren Jason R. King (Myrialis) and Marianne R. Pingree (Albert); adored great-granddaughter Sophia Pingree and a host of nieces; nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. Alvin and Kathryn Robinson Scholarship Fund, Howard University Medical School, 520 W Street NW, room 511, Washington, DC 20059. Arrangements by McGuire.  

Published by The Washington Post on Sep. 1, 2013.
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Dr Robinson delivered me, and three of my children. He delivered my mothers children. He was an outstanding doctor.
Helen Spears
August 26, 2019
To The Robinson Family, Remembering with you, 'one life that touch so many others'. I thank God for putting Dr. Robinson in my life. He was my mothers doctor and at the age of 19,when I found myself pregnant, Mama took me to 'Doc'. He delivered all 6 of our children, at Freedman's Hospital. He had our 4 daughter under his care, (He delivered our first grandchild) and He also gave some manly advice to our 2 sons. In 1958, when Mama was at deaths door, He and other doctors, kept her alive for 28 days in a semi-coma. Thank God she got up. In 1960, while carrying my fifth child, I had a medical problem. I called 'Doc' in the wee hours of the morning, seeking help. Instead of a call back, He walked into my bedroom. What a blessing. When our last child was born, there were come complications that I was not aware of. After her birth, He told me 'we almost lost her', however, years later, he attended her wedding. Praise God. 'Doc' was more than a doctor to us, he was a GREAT friend. Time or space does not allow for the real story of our relationship. We shared in each others joys and sorrows. We shared letters and cards and some phone calls after he closed his practice. I'm 78 yrs. old now. With 'Docs' care, concern and expertise and with God ordering our steps in HIS WORD, we've traveled this road called life for many years. To God Be The Glory. The last time I talked to him, was in 1997. Mama was dying and one of her prayers was that 'God would allow her to hear 'Doc's voice. God answered her prayer, He called. Now, since His address has been changed from earth to Glory, I can't reach out and touch him,I can't hear his voice, but His spirit is very much alive, there is peace in knowing love never leaves, it lives within our hearts. Be blessed ,family, for he loved you dearly. You are in our prayers, a long time friend and patient, Hilda Louise (Robert) Martin
September 11, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with Dr.A.Robinson for 13 yrs at Providence Hosp. as an Anesthesiologist, he is an honorable person,respected and loved by his patients,a friend of his co-workers and a great family man. We will all miss him. May he rest in peace.
September 9, 2013
Great man, great family...I will always cherish the good times we had and valuable lessons learned about honor, family, friendship, business, and civic duty. We should all be so lucky to live such a long & prosperous life and to have such a lasting impact on so many!

Calvin J. Jackson Jr. & family...
Marilyn B. Jackson M.D.
Crystal Jackson-Mangini
Edward H. Saunders M.D. (deceased)
September 8, 2013
My deepest sympathy for the Robinson family. Dr. Robinson delivered my children and my mother's children. He was a wonderful, kind, understanding and gentle dr.
Helen Spears
September 8, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of my Dr. Dr. Robinson delivered me, my husband and my son. I will always remember him.
Kimberly Robinson-McCain
September 6, 2013
September 6, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Robinson Family

I have nothing bur fond memories of Dr. Robinson. He was my
doctor for many years and delivered my children at Providence
Hospital. Dr. Robinson was an outstanding doctor, who was always kind and compassionate. He was a wonderful and
remarkable man, who will be truly missed. God bless all of you.

Peggy Groom, Silver Spring, MD
September 6, 2013
Our Heavenly Father promise to be a secure htg. To those who are crushed in spirit, and he would always be there for you. Psalm 9:9,10
September 4, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Alvin Robinson. I worked with him for at least 18 years in Labor and Delivery at Providence Hospital. He brought many babies into the world - was dearly loved by his patients - and the nursing staff of L&D. He was a gentleman - and a gentle man. He will be missed by many.
Mary S. Smith Former Head Nurse Labor & Delivery
Mary S. Smith
September 2, 2013
Mary Smith
September 2, 2013
To the family of Dr. Robinson,
Dr. Robinson was my mom's Dr. for many years. She saw in the paper that he passed. Dr. Robinson delivered me at the old Freedman's Hospital almost 50 years ago and for that, I'm grateful. What a blessing that he lived to be 100 years old. God favored him tremendously!! As you celebrate his life, know that many others are truly grateful that we were blessed with a wonderful and gifted doctor.
Denisa Gilchrist
September 1, 2013
Dear Doctor Robinson,
I only had the presence of your company last year @ our Family ReUnion in Washington DC. It was a notable occasion and your presence was a fulfilling moment. Genuine praise to you based on your omnipresence and regality. Rest in Peace, Deo Gratias.

ARIE L MCINTYRE Sept 1, 2013
Cleveland Ohio
September 1, 2013
Dr Robinson was our family obstetrician having delivered our first two children in the 1950's.Later on we were colleagues on the faculty of Howard's medical school.Our memories of Dr Robinson are all pleasant and wonderful.We share your grief.
Bonnie and Carlton Alexis
Carlton Alexis
September 1, 2013
Dr. Alvin "Bootsie" Robinson was an incredible pioneer in the Medical Profession and a Legend within the McIntyre and Simmons Families. Bootsie spoke at Family Reunion in Washington, D.C. and he was mentally sharp for a Centenarian and an eloquent spokesman. I enjoyed meeting and sitting with him during my visit where he viewed the 2006 Family Reunion DVD with Dr. Michelle "Mickey" Thomas at "Boots's" home. My condolences to the Robinson Family, because your dad and grandfather was a very great man and incredible doctor to so many...and WE all loved him!!!

-The McIntyre Family
Gary McIntyre
September 1, 2013
Gary Mcintyre
September 1, 2013
I was greatly honored to be a fellow physician at Providence Hospital during somw of the years when Alvin was practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Carlos R. Matta
September 1, 2013
Alvin was our dear and admired colleague for many years at Providence Hospital. My wife Anita, as a nurse in the Delivery Room. He was always very kind to her. I was an anesthesiologist and thus worked together. His patients adored him and rightly so. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. May he rest in peace. Alvin, till we meet again.
Pedro M. Pabón, M.D.
Pedro M. Pabón
September 1, 2013
Dr. Robbie was a cherished friend of our family. I will miss him greatly. My prayers are with you. Danielle Carr (Branson family)
September 1, 2013
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