Thomas S Robinson
unknown - December 12, 2011
Thomas S. Robinson, 93, of Marcellus passed away Monday December 12, 2011 at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. He was born in Glenora, N.Y., on January 3, 1918, son of the late Annah M. and Charles Robinson. He graduated from Watkins Glenn High School and the New York State Merchant Marines Academy. After he and his wife lived in Exeter, N.H., Mexico City, Denver, Co., and Seattle, Wash., they settled in Marcellus, where he was a sales representative for Mason-Neilan for 32 years. Tom then established Thomas Robinson Associates, from which he retired in 1983. During WWII, he sailed in the U.S. Merchant Marines as chief engineer, taking supplies to Murmansk, Russia and to the ports in the Pacific theater of the war. Tom was honored and received a medal from the Russian Federation in 1992 for his humanitarian efforts and also received medals from President Truman.
Tom was a member of the Marcellus First Presbyterian Church, church elder and sang in the church choir. He was a member of the Morning Star Lodge No. 524 F&A.M. for over 50 years and the Ralph Share American Legion Post No. 297. Tom loved hunting, archery, camping, motor cycle touring and gardening in which he was a master gardener at the Cornell Corporative Extension.
Tom leaves behind his wife of 61 years Kathleen; son Thomas Jr., of Syracuse; daughters Andrea (Mark) Foley of Camillus; Nancy Robinson of Syracuse and Amy Robinson of Virginia and grandsons Jason and Jeffrey Foley.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday April 28, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church of Marcellus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marcellus First Presbyterian Church PO Box 147 Marcellus, N.Y. 13108 or to Aurora of CNY 518 James St. Suite 100 Syracuse, N.Y. 13203
Arrangements entrusted to the Plis Funeral Home, Marcellus.
Services for Thomas S Robinson
- April 28, 2012
- Funeral: 11 a.m.