Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Bill" Robinson Passes Away

William M. "Bill" Robinson, 91, a 35-year resident of Davidsonville and Annapolis, died December 9 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
He was born on June 12, 1921 in Washington, DC to the late Charles and Edith Robinson and attended George Washington University on an academic scholarship. Bill was a member of the U.S. Army 
Air Corps during World War II where he served as a gunner on B-29s in the Pacific theater. He flew over 29 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, two Bronze Clusters, the Air Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Bill retired from the FBI in 1976 after a 35-year career during which he led the National Crime Institute. 
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Harbour Hills Yacht Club and American Legion. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Catherine H. "Cherry" Robinson, who died in May of this year. 
He is survived by two sons, William (Janet) Jr. of Summerville, SC and James (Mary) of Davidsonville; sister, Mary R. Murphy of Annapolis; four grandchildren, Charles, Matthew and James Robinson and Kathryn (Brendan) Bellotte; two great-grandsons, Chase W. and Cooper J. Robinson; nephew, John Wade Koontz; and niece, Teresa Noland.
Friends are invited to Bill's Life Celebration from 9 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial is offered at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, December 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidson-ville. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. 
An online guestbook is available at 

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