Irwin Jacob Robinson Jr.

October 10, 1921October 7, 2012

Lt. Col. Ret. Irwin Jacob Robinson, Jr., passed away peacefully at his home in Phoenix, Arizona on October 7, 2012. He was born in Colonia Dublan, Mexico on October 10, 1921 to Irwin J. Robinson and Louie Isabel Tenney Robinson, who later moved their family to Thatcher, Arizona where Irwin attended school and then met his wife of 62 years, Florenia Whitmer Robinson, deceased. For more than 26 years Irwin served his country as a member of the armed forces of the United States, 19 years of which were as an officer of the Arizona Army National Guard. As a successful small business owner, he earned a well-deserved reputation for honesty and integrity, and as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he lived a life of dedicated service to all whose lives he touched. Irwin was preceded in death by his son, Irwin III, and is survived by his daughters, Patricia Robinson and Catherine Coverston, and his daughter-in-law, Karen Robinson, nine grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the LDS Church, Osborn Ward, at 18th Avenue and Earll Drive in Phoenix, Arizona, with visitation 1 hour prior.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2012

Irwin Jacob Robinson Jr.

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Ed Peltier

January 10, 2013

Miss you; your wife; your son; patricia and Catherine..... I had a very good time with everyone in your family. I miss you all!

Catherine Coverston

October 13, 2012

Trish has so beautifully described our father's love of life and music. For me, he was always the rock I could lean on. He could sense when things were not right and would invite me to go for a ride in the car.... I know we all had this experience--somehow at the end of the ride everything was better. You always knew dad loved you. He could see the best in anyone and gave confidence to many. Even in his declining years, he had a smile on his face for everyone and when he no longer recognized us, his hugs were still hugs of love. I love you Dad, Catherine Robinson Coverston Munich Germany

Jacque Hughes

October 13, 2012

Carl and I send our love to all of your family on the loss of your beloved Father and Grandfather. He is a great man.

October 12, 2012

Catherine, Patricia, and Karen, Your dad was the greatest. I have such wonderful memories of spending time at your house. Always full of love and laughter. I will miss Uncle Irwin, but hold on to all the great memories. May you be comforted and know that we are praying and thinking of you at this difficult time. I wish I could be with you tomorrow... With love, Louise Edwards

chance hart

October 11, 2012

goodnight colonel, may the wings of heaven carry u soft an u find your destination with all the peace an love for your final rest,your friend forever now.

Patricia Robinson

October 11, 2012

Once upon a time, there was a man who was full of music. He whistled while he worked, and sometimes he would play music on his saxaphone, or sing and dance with his children. Those were wonderful, happy times, and they made his children feel so loved and special.

Those feelings of being loved and special are still in the hearts of his children. Thank you, Dad, for the music and singing and dancing. It has always been a precious blessing in my life. I love you so much.