Dec. 26, 1934 — Oct. 10, 2012
Donald “Don” Wilson Robinson Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Carmel, Calif. He lived in Carmel with his family for 48 years. He was born on Dec. 26, 1934, in Sacramento, Calif., and was raised in Placerville, Calif. He attended Placerville Elementary, El Dorado Union High School and UC Berkeley and received his CPA education in San Francisco.
Don married his long-time best friend from kindergarten, Marla Holbrook Robinson, on June 25, 1961. They had known one another 73 years and were married for 51 years. He and Marla moved to Carmel in 1964 with their son, Jeffrey and daughter, Jennifer. Don worked for Barlow, Davis and Wood CPA firm in San Francisco, was a CPA accountant in practice with the late Robert Work, and later with the late Anthony Crivello. He retired in 2005.
Don was a JC and Monterey Elk and belonged to the CPA Association of Monterey County. He played tennis and golf and loved traveling to see his greatest dreams, Africa, Egypt, Europe and the Caribbean with his wife and children. He devoted his life to his family, friends, clients and his beloved dog Gigi. He was a very gentle man who is survived by his beloved wife, Marla; his son, Jeffrey; his daughter, Jennifer; his son-in-law, Christopher; his granddaughter, Christina; his sister-in-law, Mary Robinson; and his niece, nephew and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Robinson; his father, Donald Robinson Sr.; and his beloved brother, Eugene Robinson.
The family wishes to thank Don’s long-time caregiver, Leticia Ralda, as well as Nancy Roberts and the staff at Town and Country Residential Care, the Parkinson’s Clinic in Santa Clara, Hospice of the Central Coast, Dr. Kehl, Dr. Koostra and Dr. Kajikuri for their devoted care throughout the years.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m., at The Paul Mortuary Chapel, 390 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove, Calif. At a later date inurnment will take place at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove. Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Clinic in Santa Clara, 675 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 or to The SPCA for Monterey County, PO Box 3058, Monterey, CA 93942. Please visit thepaulmortuary.com to sign Don’s online guest book and to leave condolences for his family.