Richard Raymond Robinson, 1922–2020

Richard Raymond Robinson, age 97, of Minerva, Ohio, passed away Jan. 8, 2020, with family by his side.

Robinson was born July 17, 1922, in Logan, Ohio, to George Raymond and Doris (Ruble) Robinson. He was a graduate of Logan High School, attended Denison University, and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in ceramic engineering in 1948. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War Il veteran and retired as plant manager from General Color, Minerva. After retiring, he attended Walsh University and earned a history degree in 1993.

He was a life member of The American Ceramic Society, Alliance DAV, Minerva American Legion, Minerva VFW, Ohio State Alumni Association, and Hocking County Historical Society. He was a 65-year member of Union Avenue United Methodist Church in Alliance, Ohio.

Surviving are his daughters, Nancy Cobbs, Diantha (Michael) Mangino, and Barbara (Brian) Speelman; son Douglas Richard (Lori) Robinson; grandchildren Todd (Letitia) Cobbs, Amy (Lance) Patton, Melissa (Scott) Steepleton, Dalton Speelman, Logan Speelman, Tyler Robinson, Carrie Robinson, Nate Robinson; nine great-grandchildren; cousin Ruth Anne Munro; and several nieces and nephews.

Robinson was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 65 years, Pauline (Heinlein) Robinson; daughter, Marcia Anne Robinson; granddaughter Evelyn Ann Robinson; great grandson David Michael Cobbs; son-in-law James Cobbs; father and mother-in-law Harry and Carrie Heinlein; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Marge Robinson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lloyd and Jeanie Heinlein; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold and Gayle Heinlein; nephew Ronald Heinlein; and cousins Diantha Tungate and Marian Jones.

The family would like to thank Paula Moore and Moore Care for all the years of their love and care for our mother and father.

Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan, Ohio, with grandson Pastor Todd Cobbs officiating. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery, where military graveside services was conducted by the Hocking County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Minerva Senior Center, 1200 Valley St., Minerva, OH 44657. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at