Joseph Jay Robinson
March 12, 1955 – May 4, 2021
Joseph “Robi” Jay Robinson, born March 12, 1955, passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2021 at the age of 66. Robi was raised in Silver Spring, MD but spent many weekends and summers at the farm in Brandywine, MD. As he grew up, Robi was centered around Grace Church Young People Fellowship. Robi graduated from Springbrook High School and was a part of the class of 1973. In 1974, Robi committed to serving his country by joining the United States Air Force. During his time in the Air Force, Robi was able to see the world and was stationed in places like Okinawa, Japan, Thailand, Tyndall AFB in Florida, Denver, CO, and then retired out of Edwards AFB in California. Robi was an instructor of Avionics and LOVED serving his country. In 1994, after serving 20 years in the United States Air Force, Robi retired as a Technical Sergeant. Following retirement, Robi moved back to the family farm in Brandywine, MD. He had many hobbies which included horseback riding, hunting, fishing, restoring his boat, and gathering with his friends and family. Robi was preceded in death by both of his parents, Jay Pittman Robinson and Nita Cleaver Robinson. He is survived by his son, Lance Robinson (Merrill, WI) and his sister Linda Robinson Ellerton, and her husband David (Annapolis, MD). A service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602). A graveside service will be held at 11am with a gathering for family and friends to follow at the farm. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Robi’s name to the following organizations: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or to the Alzheimer’s Association for Alzheimer’s research
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Joseph Jay Robinson
May 15, 2021
I only met Robi a few times on the farm with Forrest and Jennifer but he was very hospitable. A great storyteller and guy.
Fly high soldier.
You will be so dearly missed, just gone way toooo soon.
Rest In Peace,
May 14, 2021
I met Robi in a very unusual circumstance. I am a very dedicated bowhunter and I was told from a close friend Robi thought I’d shot the window out in the farm house because I hunted the adjacent property. Well, I didn’t know Robi at all but I made the trip up to the farm to clear the air. As I introduced myself he automatically was on guard of course as he thought I was the offender. I said I just want to ask you one question.. was there an arrow in your house? Of course he looked puzzled, but I proceeded to tell him that I only bowhunted and that if I’d shot his window there would be an arrow in his house! We both kind of laughed it off he offered me a beer and from then on we hit it off well.
We always talked about going out on his boat and going fishing. We talked about all the worlds problems and drank many a beer together over the years.
It’s not going to be the same without you brother.
Until we meet again,
May 11, 2021
Well it has been a long time since I first met Robbi at Lowry AFB, in Denver, Colorado. He was living in the mobile home park just a row up from me. He stopped by to see me and talk about my Harley Davidson motorcycle I had parked in my front lawn. From that point on we became friends and eventually worked together, and he even worked for me as one of my Instructors. I came back to Lowry as a civilian Instructor after I retired and met him once again -just before he shipped off to the B-1 program. Next time I met Rob was at the farm in Brandywine. I was teaching an electronics class at Fort Meade and contacted him. I came down and shared some old memories, a few beers and even met his son Lance! After a couple more trips to Maryland I finally retired back to Nebraska. All through the years Robbi and I kept in touch. The last time I got to see him was on a trip to the East coast with my wife. She enjoyed going out to breakfast with him and he even took us on a tour of the lower Chesapeake bay area.
Robbi -You are missed greatly!
I hope to meet up with you again one day when its my trip to that heaven in the sky!
Bless your son and your Sister.
MSGT RET., USAF
Forrest & Jennifer Ellis
May 10, 2021
We are heartbroken over the great loss of our dear friend.
He definitely left a mark on everyone who was lucky enough to know him. To us, he was more than a friend, he was family.
We will miss the hell out of him and make sure he is never forgotten. He was loved so very much. Every time we see those blue mountains, one will be had in his honor.
"Bye bye machine"
May 8, 2021
I want to start out by saying that Robi was a very close friend and I guess the best memory that I have was when we were Instructors at Lowery Air Force Base when we painted the Muriel of an F4 on one of the F4 classes that we taught in. Missing you Buddy.
May 8, 2021
I'll miss you, ol' buddy, but I'll always have the hundreds of memories we shared. Many thanks for your service to our country. You won't be forgotten I promise. . . Bill