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Robbie J. Robinson, 70, of Mechanicsville died peacefully April 1, 2012, in Callaway, surrounded by his family.
Born July 20, 1941, in Sanborn, Iowa, he was the son of Clyde T. and Myrna E. Steen Robinson.
He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Lynn Dixon; children, Robin Kaye Groth (Michael) of Cary, N.C., and Thomas James Robinson (Nicole) of Garner, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Austin James Robinson, Jordan Kaye Groth, Brianna Robinson and Lexi Robinson.
He graduated from Sanborn High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from July 14, 1960, to Sept 30, 1980, retiring after 20 years. While in the Navy, he served in Vietnam earning (4) National Defense Service Medal, (2) Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, (2) Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Achievement Medal and (5) Good Conduct Award.
He moved to St. Mary’s County in 1985 and worked for BAE Systems as a defense contractor, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Moose lodge. Golf was his passion, as well as spending time with friends and family.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or the American Lung Association of Maryland, 211 E. Lombard St, 260, Baltimore, MD 21202.