SCARBOROUGH — George Arthur Robinson, 88, died on Jan. 8 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a year of declining health.
Born in Cumberland on Feb. 14, 1923, he was a son of Lydia and Fred Robinson. He attended local schools, graduating from Greely Institute. He was in college when he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe.
He married Ethelyn Cook after being discharged and together they had two children. He became a lifelong accountant and he was very dedicated to his profession and clients. Robinson’s clients knew him as an honest hard-working man who had a sense of humor and enjoyed a good story.
Robinson joined the Cumberland Farmers Club in 1974 and served as its treasurer for 14 years. The Town of Cumberland dedicated its annual report in 1997 to him, recognizing “…his care with the facts and figures … his good humor (keeping) matters on an even keel. George always remained serene outwardly, you could tell when he was getting tense, because he started running his hands over his head. From the looks of it, he must have been tense many more times than any of us imagined!”
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Ethelyn, his sister Fannie Leighton, brother Eugene Robinson and sister Jeannette Leighton.
He is survived by his great loves: his daughter Patricia Archambault of Yarmouth; his son George Robinson of Yarmouth; his grandchildren Mark Archambault of Palm Bay, Fla., Jennifer A. Visco and her husband Davide of Newton, Mass., Matt Robinson of Dallas, Texas, Brian Robinson and his wife Betsy of Freeport, Gregg Robinson of Boston, Mass.; great-grandchildren Peter, Benjamin, Andrew and Katherine Visco and Thomas Robinson; and his two cats Lou and Bo.
The family would like to thank the staff and care givers of Comfort Keepers and Hospice of Southern Maine for the exceptional care given to Robinson in the past year.
Visiting hours were held on Jan. 11 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, with funeral services on Jan. 12 with Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Village Cemetery in Gray.