David Albert (Dave) Robinson (80) of Hanover, PA and formerly of New Windsor, MD, passed from our lives, Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Bridging Life, Westminster, MD. He left behind his high school sweetheart, the Love of his Life and best friend, wife, Sue.
He had no children, but is survived by four brothers and their families, John and Bonnie, Bob and Josie, Tom and Maggie, and Dan and Cilla.
As Dave would say, I was born in York, PA, the eldest son of the late Rev. Albert C. and Mary Margaret Robinson, and raised in Shippensburg, Pa. I was graduated from Shippensburg High School in the great class of 1961 then from Heidelburg College with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and then from University of Maryland with a master of music education degree. I also studied at Western Maryland College, Towson University and the Hartt College of Music. For 30 years I taught in the public middle and elementary schools of Carroll County Maryland, mostly in the Sykesville and Mount Airy area. I am most proud of the fact that I started the string education program in that area of the county and, the last I heard, it is still going strong. I also was director of orchestra and instructor of strings at Western Maryland College for a while.
After teaching for 30 years I retired and began my second life. For 44 years we lived in an 1870 house in New Windsor and we spent a lot of time working on fixing that up. I also enjoyed working in the garden and flower beds. I got more active in woodworking and got into making what I call adult toys and Sue calls models. To keep my fingers working I took to counted cross stitch and crochet. Sue and I both loved to travel and we loved spending our summers and falls on the coast of Maine. Later we got into camping and added winters in Florida to that agenda.
After 44 years in New Windsor we moved to Homewood at Plum Creek, a retirement village in Hanover, PA where we continued all the above activities except I didn't have to mow the grass or shovel the snow. It's a great place to live.
I think that about wraps it up. Since I won't be around to join you, I really don't want a funeral or memorial service. Instead, if you happen to think of me, say a little prayer if you're so inclined, hum a few bars of Amazing Grace, share a few memories of the good times we had together and then move on with the business of living and making the world a better place. If you are inclined to send flowers, don't. Instead send a donation to Bridging Life, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.