George Robinson

Obituary of George Robinson

George Henry Robinson, a 20 year resident of White Lake, NY, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2018 surrounded by his wife Eileen "Mickey" of 48 years, nephew Rob Frese of St. Petersburg, FL, sister-in-law Vicki Frese of Southport, CT, and brother-in-law Ted Frese of Westport, CT. His other survivors are his niece, Susanne Calcagno, of Australia, and nephew, Patrick Calcagno, his wife Marcy, and their children, Patrick and Brianna, of West Islip, NY. He was predeceased by his sister, Christine Robinson Frese of Westport, and his parents, George and Lillian Robinson of Brooklyn and Queens, NY.

George was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 6, 1944, and graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School in Queens, NY, in 1962. He went to work at Western Electric in Manhattan, NY, and there met his future wife and perfect soul mate, Eileen. He joined the Army in 1965 but was soon honorably discharged for medical reasons. He went on to work for Local 3 of the Electrical Union and the New York City Transit Authority. But George and Mickey thought of moving to the country, and through friends, found an old, burned out one room handy-man's special which, over the years, they transformed into a charming and cozy home for themselves and their cat Trixie, five times bigger than the one they started out with.

In White Lake, George worked as an independent contractor and developed a wide circle of clients and friends through his professional competence and creativity, his straight-forwardness and honesty, his natural dignity and welcoming smile, his hospitality, and - of course - his dry, English wit. Few people could mix a better drink - name the cocktail and he could make it – or tell a better story – you'd be spell-bound and laughing all the way through. There will be no one like him. As Hamlet said, "He was a man, take him for all in all, / I shall not look upon his like again." He will be missed.

At George's request, there will be no viewing. Memorial contributions to a favorite charity may be made in George's name.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.