Obit – Richard G. "Rich" Robinson |

Obit – Richard G. "Rich" Robinson

A Celebration of Life will take place Tuesday, July 17 for Richard G. “Rich” Robinson, who died from complications of multiple myeloma July 11, 2001, at his home in Carson City, Nev. He was 58.

Mr. Robinson was born Oct. 15, 1942, at Glendale, Calif., to George J. Robinson and Marjorie B. Loh. He was raised at South Lake Tahoe and attended South Lake Tahoe schools and Western Nevada Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963. Mr. Robinson relocated to Gardnerville, Nev., in 1972 to raise his family and had been a resident of Carson City since 1985. An operating engineer and surveyor, he worked in the construction industry and for the state of Nevada for 19 years. The last 12 years were with the Division of Water Resources as a computer specialist. Mr. Robinson was an avid skier and a certified rescue diver. He enjoyed fishing and particularly liked spending time relaxing on his boat with his wife and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Robinson of Carson City; daughter, Carol Hellwinkel of Gardnerville; granddaughters, Katie, Megan and Ashley Hellwinkel of Gardnerville; brother, John Robinson of Dayton, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 at FitzHenry’s Funeral Home Chapel, Carson City.

Donations may be made on Mr. Robinson’s behalf for research dealing with early detection of multiple myeloma.

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