James E. Robinson, 90, of Green Valley, Arizona, died March 22, 2018.
James E. Robinson, 90, of Green Valley, Arizona, died March 22, 2018. Delores J. (Berglin) Robinson, 89, of Green Valley, Arizona, died May 21, 2017.
Jim was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of Leonard P. Robinson, Sr. and Helen (Simanowitz) Robinson.
Dee was born March 9, 1928, in Fairmount, North Dakota, the daughter of Sidwin R. Berglin and Hattie Mae (Kelly) Berglin.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy on a Destroyer, the USS Mustin, in the South Pacific in World War II from 1943-1945. Dee was a 1948 graduate of the Cadet Nurse Corps program at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Valley City, North Dakota. They met at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas, after World War II, where Jim was a patient, and Dee was his nurse. They were married on May 2, 1949, in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Jim and Dee are survived by their son, Chris Robinson of Green Valley, Arizona; and two daughters, Terri Robinson of Green Valley, Arizona; and Sheila (Ben) Hochberg of Denver, Colorado.
Jim is also survived by three siblings, Michael Robinson, Patti Myers, and Ruth Sullivan, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leonard P. Robinson, Jr, and three sisters: Betty Hosler, Alice Gonzalez, and Barbara Wacker. Dee is survived by two siblings, Fay Piontkowski and Arlene Quick, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Daryl Kelly Berglin, and sister Janet Mae Burkhardt.
Jim’s lifelong career was in the newspaper industry. He started as a linotype operator in Maryville, Missouri, then worked at the Minot Daily News (Minot, North Dakota), The Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas), Production Manager at the Topeka Capital-Journal (Topeka, Kansas), Vice President of Production at the St. Paul Pioneer Press-Dispatch (St. Paul, Minnesota), and Vice President of Production at the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). He retired in 1989. Dee’s lifelong career was nursing, and she practiced her profession everywhere she lived, until she retired in 1989.
They had a great love for each other all their lives, and enjoyed all that life has to offer. They traveled the world, making friends everywhere they went, and enjoyed boating in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Their joy of life will be remembered and missed by all who knew them.
Their combined remains will be interred at Leavenworth National Cemetery, close to the VA hospital where they met.