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Ward H. Robinson Jr., age 91, better known as “Robbie” to all those who knew and loved him, passed away on November 30, 2017, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a lengthy illness. Rob was born in Worchester and educated in the Worchester school system. He served our country with the United States Navy during WWII in the South Pacific and helped to evacuate the people of Bikini Island before the H-bomb was dropped. Upon his return from active duty, he attended and graduated from both Lowell and Wentworth Institutes, with a degree in engineering. He worked at the GE in Lynn for many years, Northern Research in Woburn. Later, he was employed with Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems in Portsmouth, N.H., and Brayton Energy LLC in Hampton, N.H. Robbie had many interests and hobbies that he enjoyed in his spare time; photography, fishing and flying to name a few. He earned his pilot’s license and owned his own plane at one time.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ward H. Robinson Sr. and Ida (Piper) Robinson, and his sister, Margaret Robinson, all from Worchester. He leaves behind his wife, Marjorie Robinson of Beverly; a son, Jeffrey Robinson of Melrose; two daughters, Holly Durkee and her husband, Richard of Danvers and Pamela Neves and her husband, Dwight of Norwell; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Francis Tarby of East Long Meadow; his nephew, Michael Tarby and his wife, Vicki of Ludlow; his niece, Patsy Chester and her husband, Gus of Springfield; two great-nieces and two great-nephews.
There will be no formal services at this time. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 308 Waverly Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For information, visit www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  December 4, 2017
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