Richard “Dick” William Robinson II
Brandon, Vt. — Richard “Dick” William Robinson II, age 80, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Robinson was born in Laconia, N.H. on Nov. 24, 1933. He was the son of Dr. Richard W. and Sara (Byrne) Robinson. He grew up in Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School class of 1953. He earned his bachelors degree at Keene State Teachers College, class of 1957. He taught Auto Mechanics at Amherst (Mass.) High School. He moved with his family to Rutland in 1967 and taught Auto Mechanics and Electronics at Rutland High School and at Rutland Vo-Tech, retiring in 1988. Following his retirement, he continued computer and audio-visual repair from his home in Brandon. He was a member of the Rutland County Radio Controlled (RC) Flyers. An avid skier and outdoorsman, he served as a member of the National Ski Patrol at Killington and later a member of the Otter Ski Patrol at Pico. In his earlier years he had been an avid water skier, hunter, fisherman and enjoyed playing golf. He was also a communicant at St. Mary’s Church in Brandon.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. (Osborne) Robinson of Brandon, whom he married in Rutland on May 17, 1980; children: Deborah J. Robinson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marcia Ann Robinson of Florence, Vt., Richard W. Robinson, III & his wife, Melissa of Lebanon, N.H., Glenn Arthur Robinson of Newport, Vt., Steven Paul Robinson & his wife, Paulette of Montpelier, Vt., and Scott Francis Robinson & his wife, Jennifer of Dayton, Ohio; his sister, Sister Bernardine (Sara) Robinson of Auburn, Mass.; grandchildren: Matthew Cosinuke, Cassidy, Tucker, Halle, Tiller and Clancy Robinson. As the youngest of a large family, he is also survived by nieces and nephews too numerous to list. As well as his special poodle Sophie, affectionately referred to as his “entertainment center”. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by siblings, Richard Robinson, Jr., Dr. Bernard Robinson, Dr. Frank Robinson, Paul Robinson, Elizabeth (Betty) James and Ultima McDonald.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday will be the celebrant. Following the ceremony the family will receive friends at the Brandon Inn, for a time of fellowship and remembrance. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in the Robinson Family Cemetery in Guilford, N.H.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to the Poodle Rescue of Vermont, P.O. Box 8355, Essex Jct. VT 05451 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.