OBITUARY

Glen Parmelee Robinson Jr.

Passed away on January 16, 2013

Glen Parmelee Robinson, Jr., an entrepreneur and philanthropist known as “the father of the high tech industry in Georgia”,died at the age of 89 in Atlanta GA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Robinson was born in 1923 in Crescent City, Floridato Glen Parmelee and Laura Mae Robinson. In 1942, Robinson enrolled as a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He interrupted his education to enlist in the Naval Signal Corps andsaw service in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Robinson returned to Georgia Tech in 1948 and received bothabachelor's and master's degrees in physics.After graduation, Robinson worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.In 1951, Mr. Robinson with six other Georgia Tech researchers founded Scientific Atlanta. He was CEO of Scientific Atlanta for 20 years and served as chairman of the board for an additional eight years until his retirement in 1979. After Scientific Atlanta, Robinsonwent on to found and investin numerous Atlanta-based science-related companies. In 1978, Robinson was selected as a Fellow of the IEEE, a prestigious professional association for the advancement of technology, and holds at least 42 patents in a wide range of technologies, including energy devices, lasers and antenna systems.For his contributions, Mr. Robinson was named Georgia's Small Businessman of the Year in 1965, the Georgia Business and Industry Association'sEntrepreneur of the Year in 1981, and was elected to the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2003, Georgia Tech awarded him an honorary Ph.D. in Physics, and in 2007, a tower of Georgia Tech's Molecular Science and Engineering Building was named in his honor.Robinson has held positions on numerous boards, including: Chairman of the Georgia Science and Technology Commission; Chairman of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation; Trustee of The Georgia Tech Foundation and Member of the Board of Visitors of Emory University; the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Theater of the Stars and the Georgia Business and Industry Association. Mr. Robinson was a founding member and trustee of the Episcopal Radio TV foundation (now known as the Episcopal Media Center) and chaired the endowment for the foundation.Jan Musgrove Robinson, his wife of 64 years, five children, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive him.The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA – 3098 St. Anne’s Lane, 30327. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.Memorial gifts to honor Mr. Robinson can be sent to the St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, January 19, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A reception will follow the services at the church
REMEMBERING

Glen Parmelee Robinson Jr.

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January 25, 2013

Mr. Glen Robinson was indeed a very hard working, family oriented, noble man who will be deeply missed. May you find comfort in fond memories and in Gods loving Word..Ecclesiastes 2:24~

K.Carney Rev.21:4

January 24, 2013

May your loving memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Kim Pate

January 23, 2013

What a wonderful life he enjoyed. I am certian he will be missed by many.

With Prayers,

Kim Pate

PF

January 23, 2013

To the family of Mr Glen Robinson:
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May the God of Peace be with you. Rm. 15:33

January 22, 2013

i am so sorry for your lost my deepest sympathy to family and friends maytheGOD OF COMFORT BE with you. in this time of distress now and days to come,1COR 1; 6,7.

January 22, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Robinson family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

January 22, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

EG

January 22, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

G. freeman

January 21, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jeff` Glaze

January 21, 2013

Glen Robinson was a man to be admired and respected! As a 30 year Scientific Atlanta employee, I owe hm my thanks and appreciateion. I offer my condolences, prayers and best wishes to his family.