Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

458 Hope Street, Providence, RI


David Alan Robinson

February 2, 1948June 11, 2020

ROBINSON, DAVID A., 72, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2020. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Lester and Janet (Kaufman) Robinson, where he grew up in a beautiful home overlooking the Boulevard with his younger sister Debbie Siegel and late sister Diane Zapola.

In his younger years David was active, vibrant, and always out to smile with his family, friends, and community. He volunteered for years for many causes and organizations near and dear to his heart. In addition to being a self-proclaimed food critic, he loved all things Boston sports and watching UGA football games. His greatest passion was spending time at those games home and away with family and friends.

He is further survived by his niece Lauren Siegel, niece Michelle Cines & family; nephew Jeffrey Weinberg & family, and son Marc Robinson, Marc’s wife Sarah, and grandchildren Avery and Matthew Robinson, all of whom his spirit will live on through.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, Providence, RI, however a memorial service for family and friends to celebrate David’s life will be held soon, when we can all happily be together again.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018 or www.lls.org.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


David Alan Robinson

have a memory or condolence to add?

Larry Levin

June 16, 2020

One of the nicest Red Sox fans you’d ever meet and that means a lot coming from me. David was an avid sports fan of every Boston team. Our time goes back to my high school days but we’ve been in contact ever since. Always smiling. He’ll be missed.

Frank Stetson

June 15, 2020

My memories surround our time in high school, playing sports, joking around, shooting the breeze about nearly everything and just enjoying our interactions.

Through the years I saw David at reunions and a few years ago I had dinner with him and other Hope High friends. It was very enjoyable. He shared his health problems and worries as well as what he wanted to do. I appreciated his honest and forthrightness and, importantly, his wonderful sense of humor.

I’m sad about David’s passing but happy that his spirit remains with my memories. I extend my condolences to David’s family members and friends.

Lindsay Lydon

June 13, 2020

Dear Marc and family,
Your Dad was my cousin John Fleishman’s life long friend . The last time I saw Dave was when we had a memorial celebration for John at my house in Saunderstown several years ago. It was very touching to here the funny stories your Dad told of his adventures with John growing up.
My sister Merry and I want to extend our sympathy for your loss. We spent a number of occasions with your family and ours including the Fleishman’s at different celebrations. I remember meeting you also a number of times at the beach with your Dad. I hope you find healing with the support of family and friends and behold the wonderful memories of your father.
Lindsay Meller Lydon and Merry Meller Preble

Ann Moskol

June 12, 2020

My mother and David's mother were best friends; David and I were born the same year, he in February and me in April, so I spent much time at his home at the Boulevard. We had some fun times together .
I recently ran into David at Stop and Shop in North Providence and he was easy to recognize as he looked the same to me. I'm so sorry to hear of his recent death.

Sharon Stern

June 12, 2020

David loved all things Disney and had a lifelong dream to be in the parade behind all the characters. On our last visit, I took his hand and said, " Come on, let's join them"!!. He had so much fun fulfilling this dream!!

Steve and Joan Levitt

June 12, 2020

My sincere condolences to the entire Robinsons family. Bookie was a wonderful human being. His smile spoke volumes.

Butch Norman

June 12, 2020

Bookie and I were friends, classmates and teammates on the East Side Athletic Club championship softball team. During one game, a hard ground ball was hit straight up the middle. I, at shortstop, and David, at 2nd, both stretched for the ball. The collision broke David's jaw and bruised my ribs. We share that unique bond. Love and condolences to Marc and David's entire family.