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Donald Walter Robinson, Jr.

August 11, 1954 - September 28, 2019 Chester Springs, PA | Age 65 Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Friend.

DONALD WALTER ROBINSON, Jr., age 65, a devoted husband and father, passed away at Penn Medicine Hospice on September 28, 2019. He was the husband of Lizett Robinson, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage.

Mr. Robinson was born in Bangor, Maine, a son of Donald and Eleanor Williams Robinson, and step-son to Wilma Robinson.

Don loved travel and new life experiences, and his life took him to many places across the United States and a few beyond. He resided in the Exton area of Chester County, PA, where he is currently survived by his wife and three sons, Donald W III, Ian, and Hawk.

Mr. Robinson had a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional passions were public health, epidemiology and treatment effectiveness, and he authored multiple publications on these topics. He was a health outcomes researcher and health economist within the Janssen division of Johnson & Johnson, until his retirement in 2019, after 17 years of service.

Don believed that actions speak louder than words, and lived his life in a way that made his passion for his family, friends, human rights and Mother Nature clearly evident. His favorite quotes were “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness” and “Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” He was a man who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. He will be remembered for his intellect, compassion, kind heart and warm humor.

A memorial service will be held on November 2nd at Calvary Chapel Chester Springs in Exton, PA. Visitation will be from 10am – 11am with a service to follow from 11am – 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, Don’s request was that donations be made to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital to support lung cancer care. Donations should be made payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and sent to Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please include a note that the donation should be directed towards lung cancer care and treatment at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in memory of Donald W. Robinson. You can also donate on-line:
https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?fastStart=simpleForm&program=MC&fund=843021&appeal=PMWEB

Arrangements are by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com


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Services

Visitation

November 2, 2019 10:00-11:00 Calvary Chapel Chester Springs, PA.
The address is:
217 Dowlin Forge Road
Exton, PA

Memorial Service

November 2, 2019 11:00-1:00 Calvary Chapel Chester Springs, PA.
The address is:
217 Dowlin Forge Road
Exton, PA

Guestbook

  1. I am late learning about this. It’s terrible news. I met Don at Camp Bishopswood, Hope, ME in the early 70s. We were co-counselors at this summer camp for children. Being a few years younger I looked up to him not just because of the age difference but more because of his laughter and great intellect and sense of purpose. I know that he would have a remarkable life and am sure he did. One especially memorable experience was when on a late evening after the campers were (supposed to be) falling asleep Don sat out on the cabin’s front porch with his guitar and made up a song about farts. Being kids the campers were in hysterics (and made fart sounds until they finally settled down and fell asleep). But that was Don: a smart funny guy who exuded good will and a love of life. Besides mourning such an early death, I’ll always remember him with a smile.

    Mark Osborne | December 8, 2019 at 6:53 PM
  2. Every memory I have of my brother Don is filled with love and caring. We did not have as much time together as we would have liked but every time we were together was special. My heart goes out to Lizett and sons Don, Ian and Hawk. Sending love and prayers to you all.

    Debbi Robinson Hiltz | October 9, 2019 at 3:32 PM

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