Thomas "Tom" Corbin Robison

June 15, 1948November 18, 2020
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Thomas "Tom" Corbin Robison, 72, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He had been a warrior fighting Neuroendocrine Cancer for five and a half years. He was born June 15, 1948 in Decatur, IN, son of the late Harold and Elaine (Smith) Robison. He was a Monroeville High School graduate and attended Purdue University prior to serving in the U. S. Air Force in the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. He worked at General Electric and then worked as an electronics technician at ITT, Magnavox, Raytheon, and PPI. He was a member of the Air Weather Reconnaissance Association, Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, and the Monroeville American Legion. Tom enjoyed military Civil War & WWII history, genealogy, vintage cars, auto racing, and scale modeling. He also was a steam train enthusiast, and a C-130 expert. Surviving are his wife, Carol Robison of Ossian; daughters, Mandy (Joe) Lutz of Indianapolis and Missy (Brian) Behning of Craigville; grandchildren, Corbin Behning, Celia Behning, and Cooper Behning; brothers, Gary Robison and Max (Sandy) Robison, both of Fort Wayne; and sister, Luanne Hoffman of Monroeville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stan Robison. A private family service will be held. A Live Stream of the service will be on the Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home Facebook Page on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM. A public gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date. Preferred memorials to honor the memory of Tom may be made to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Robison family.


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Joe Arnold

December 17, 2020

I am very sorry to hear that Robbie has passed away. I sincerely appreciate that I had the privilege to enjoy his company.

We spent most of two years together on Guam, he was a guy I could always depend upon. He was there with me through some very demanding times. Beyond his dedication to supporting the mission, Robbie was a pleasure to be around. He had a great sense of humor, intelligent and clever with words, he made a great conversationalist. Whether working together on airplanes, or over a beer at the beach, I just enjoyed his company.

Tom was a friend of my family, when I told them, my wife and sons expressed their sympathy as they remembered our good times with Robbie during our Guam tour.

My heart goes out to you and your family, may you find comfort in your times of sorrow by remembering the joys you shared together.

Your sweet eulogy expresses the qualities he will be remembered for. Wouldn’t life be great if the world were populated by more people like Robbie.

In Sorrow,
Joe and Donna Arnold
And sons, Paul and Dominic

David Woodward

December 3, 2020

Fly high my brother in arms and WC veteran. Your time and sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Adam Grey

December 2, 2020

A fellow Neuroendocrine cancer fighter. May you all keep fighting for a cure so that Tom’s legacy lives on.
Best at this difficult time.

Kathleen Anderson

November 29, 2020

Very sorry to hear of the passing of your father Mandy. I hope that you, your mom, and sister will find comfort in the fond memories you all created. May he rest in peace, no longer battling illness.

Karan Clark

November 29, 2020

I extend my deepest sympathy to the Robison Family. May the Lord comfort you as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

Bill Estes

November 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Tom was as good as they come. We served in the 54th together in Guam, Alaska & Thailand. He will be missed.

Randall Webb

November 25, 2020

Our condolences to the entire Robison family on the passing of Tom. What a Man he was! Carol, please know all thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Bernie Barris

November 24, 2020

Carol and family,

I am so sad to hear about Tom. He and I connected over our shared love of the WC-130 (and steam engines). Tom was the ultimate aircraft expert. I will miss his wit and his ability to understand any issue. He loved life, was a great friend and patriot, and we need more like him. His friends in the Air Weather Reconnaissance Association will miss him always. Wherever he is flying tonight, I wish him clear skies and a strong tail wind. Rest in Peace, Tom!

Geoff Robison

November 22, 2020

My prayers are with you and the entire Robison clan! ❤️❤️❤️
Tom will surely be missed by by this entire Family.
Please reach out to me if there is anything I an do to help you.


Jane Marquardt

November 20, 2020

It is with a sad heart I learned of Tom’s passing. My sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss and for our loss of a true American and friend.