The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituary Archives

October 10, 2013

John P. Robinson

DURHAM, N.C. — John P. Robinson, age 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his home in Durham, N.C.

He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Helen Price Robinson and Russell King Robinson. As a youth, John worked a paper route, was active in the YMCA, church league basketball, and civic projects. He was a graduate of Ashtabula High School and participated in many clubs, the school newspaper and was manager of the H.S. basketball team.

John served on many boards and committees in the First Methodist Church and led the building committee in the addition of the Christian Education building. He was a Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America. John was also a member of the Rotary, Toastmasters and the Elks.

John entered Ohio Wesleyan University in 1941 and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity. His college education was interrupted when he was called to service in World War II as an infantryman serving in Italy, and was at Anzio Beachhead with the 45th Div. John returned to OWU and completed his degree in 1949. John then returned to Ashtabula to manage, with his brother Milton, the M C Robinson Co. He also worked at Bestwall CertainTeed, Palmer Steel Supply, and at Duke University in the Staff and Student Transportation department as a driver and dispatcher until he retired in 2011.

John married Dorothy M. McMahon in Ashtabula, Ohio. They were very family oriented and John enjoyed his growing family very much. He was an avid reader and had a passion for writing. He worked daily at crossword puzzles and was an accomplished bridge player.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in January 2000; and his brother, Infantry Lt. Russell Robinson in April 1945, KIA in Europe.

John is survived by his children, Calvin Robinson and wife, Frances, of Edinboro, Pa., Scott Robinson and wife, Patti Huels, of Ashtabula, Ohio, Marc Robinson and wife, Gloria, of Kutztown, Pa., Annette Robinson Brun and husband, Philippe Brun, of Bahama, N.C., and Quentin Robinson and wife, Jennifer, of Mt. Lebanon, Pa. John is also survived by nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Milton C. Robinson of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Mary R. Robinson of Durham, N.C.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • WILLIAM F. HAWES

    William “Bill” F. Hawes, 83, a resident of Geneva, Ohio, all his life, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home with family by his side.

    July 23, 2014

  • JOHN A. BUBER

    John A. Buber, 74, of Middlefield, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Burton Health Care Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

    July 23, 2014

  • Louis A. Penna

    Louis Anthony “Skip” Penna, age 54, a resident of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Magda Szasz

    Magda Szasz, age 90, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died on Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, at the Country Club Retirement Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Theresa M. Giannell

    Theresa M. Giannell, age 95, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Kingsville, Ohio.

    July 23, 2014

  • Helen R. Jackson Helen R. Jackson

    Helen R. Hogle Jackson, age 48, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, July 14, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic following a 38-year illness.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fay Todaro

    Fay (Fisher) Todaro passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her residence in Mansfield, Ohio.

    July 23, 2014

  • Robert J. Sabo Robert J. Sabo

    Robert J. Sabo, age 89, of W. 16th St., passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harry E. Massena Jr.

    Harry Edward Massena Jr., age 83, died at his home on Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • DAVID L. BEHRENDT

    David L. Behrendt, 80, of Redding, Calif., died March 10, 2014, surrounded by his family.

    July 23, 2014

  • Helen M. Korver Helen M. Korver

    Helen M. Korver, age 93, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at home.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • June C. Berg June C. Berg

    June C. Berg died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, surrounded by family.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frank J. Campisano Frank J. Campisano

    Frank J. Campisano, age 91, of Ashtabula, passed away at his home on Monday, July 7, 2014. The same home he was born in on Nov. 22, 1922, the son of Vincenzo and Marian Campisano.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aubri L. Malasky

    Aubri Lynn Malasky, one day old, became one of God’s little angels on Sunday, June 20, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident causing her to be delivered at 7 1/2 months.

    July 23, 2014

  • Robert J. Gildone Robert J. Gildone

    Robert Joseph Gildone (“Bob” to some, “Gilly” to others), age 57, resident of Satsuma, Fla.,  passed away Wednesday, June  11, 2014, in his home.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • WILLIAM D. CHATMAN

    William D. Chatman, 91, of Maryland Ave., died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Mary A. Howdyshell Mary A. Howdyshell

    Mary Ann Howdyshell, age 88, died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at St. Paul Homes in Greenville, Pa.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • MARILYN R. STRATMAN

    Marilyn R. Stratman died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Kirtland, Ohio.

    July 23, 2014

  • James R. Rogers James R. Rogers

    James R. Rogers, age 59, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, from injuries suffered from a horse fall.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ROBERT T. FRAZEE

    Robert T. Frazee, 78, of S. Wright St., Kingsville, Ohio, died Feb. 22, 2014, at Erie VA Hospital.

    July 22, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide