Jennings B. Robinson, Jr.
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Jennings B. Robinson, Jr. , 94 Dec 26, 1925 - Jan 16, 2020 Jennings B. Robinson, Jr., known as "JB" 94, of Cumberland, MD, died Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Goodwill Retirement Community, Grantsville, MD, surrounded by his family.
Born December 26, 1925, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Jennings B. Robinson, Sr. and Dorothy (Ford) Robinson. Preceded in death by his wife Alberta Theresa (Ley) Robinson (also affectionately known as Birdie). They were married 50 years. They were members of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
He was a graduate of LaSalle High School and attended the University of Maryland.
Mr. Robinson was a Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was a retired Yardmaster with over 40 years' service with the CSX Railroad. After his retirement, JB enjoyed volunteering for 20+ years at Sacred Heart Hospital. His interests also took him to auctions and estate sales.
JB and his wife Birdie would also volunteer at St. Anthony Place Food Pantry.
He is survived by four sons, Michael Craig Robinson and wife Judy, Hagerstown, MD; Brian Robinson and wife Annette, Hagerstown, MD; John Christian "Chris" Robinson and wife Patty, Bluffton, SC; Douglas Paul "Doug" Robinson and wife Robin, Richmond, VA. Grandchildren include, Michael C. Robinson, Jr. and wife Krystal, Douglas, MA; Shaunna Robinson of N. Falmouth, MA; Brian Robinson, Jr.; Daniel Robinson and wife Meggan, Elizabethtown, PA; Dr. Anthony C. Robinson and wife Brandi, State College, PA; Andrea Robinson and husband Geoff Moffat, Superior, CO; Rachel Robinson-Chaves and husband Phillip Chaves, Midlothian, VA; David Robinson, Richmond, VA; Brian Urbas and wife Alicia, Holly Springs, NC; along with ten great-grandchildren. Special Note: Grandson Michael Robinson named his firstborn son, Avery Jennings Robinson in honor of his grandfather.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jean Lowe, Baltimore, MD; Dorothy Mikoloski, Glen Burnie, MD and a brother Dr. John "Jack" Robinson, Glen Burnie, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give sincere thanks to the Goodwill Retirement Community for the loving care they provided JB during the last 2 1/2 years.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, MD on Monday, January 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church (Shrine), 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, MD, on Tuesday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Greg Brown as celebrant.
Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, Flintstone, MD.
Pallbearers will be David Robinson, Anthony Robinson, Brian Urbas, Michael Robinson and Phillip Chaves.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. JB Robinson's memory to St. Anthony Place (Food Pantry) care of OLM Office Center, 300 East Oldtown Road, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be made at www.ScarpelliFH.com