Dr. George Albert Robinson

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Dr. George Albert Robinson, 85, of Topeka died on April 21, 2004, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born October 16, 1918, at Olathe, Kan., the son of Jay Albert and Emmatine Shephard Robinson.

George served in the United States Army from January 1942 until December of 1945. He was a high speed radio operator. His major tour of service was in the South Pacific and was attached to the Army Air Corp.

He graduated from Nevada High School in 1939.

He later graduated from Kansas State College in 1949 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He received a Master of Science at Kansas State College of Agriculture of Applied Science in 1957. In 1963 and 1964 in attended the University of Maryland. He was chosen as one of four nationally, that were awarded a fellowship to prepare for state work in vocational agriculture administration. He later he attended Cornell University in Ithica, NY and received in EdD in Vocational Agriculture.

He taught at a one room school in Nevada in 1941, Voc Ag teacher at Seaman High School from 1949 until 1952, Voc Age at Piedmont, Kansas in 1952-53, Altoona High School Voc Ag from 1953-54, Grinnell, Iowa and taught there from 1954 until 1963, Paola, Ks from 1965-66 did a grant project for K-State at Concordia High School, taught at Washington State University Voc-Teacher Educator from 1974 until 1971. He retired from the state of Kansas in the early 1980's.

He was a charter member of Shawnee County Master Gardeners, 30 year member of West Side Baptist Church and Kansas and National Camper Association Member.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Albert Robinson; his mother, Emmatine Shephard Robinson; his step-mother, Mildred Gilbert Robinsou; his brother, Loren Thiry; and his sister, Ida Faye Robinson Bastow.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Robinson; Randy Robinson of Manhattan, Kan., Ron Robinson, Omaha, Neb., Gary Robinson, Topeka, Greg Robinson, Albuquerque, N.M., Dan Robinson, Gilbert, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; his sister Marie Kemp of Kansas City, Mo.; his sister-in-laws, Diane Hansen, Shawnee Mission and Donna Pfeffer of Las Vegas, Nev.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Side Baptist Church, 1008 SW 40, Street, Topeka, Kan., 66606