Jack Lyons Robinson (85) of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania passed away surrounded by his family on May 29, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. Jack was born in Easton, Pa and played Middle Linebacker at Easton High School and was offered a football scholarship to Georgia Institute of Technology. He chose to become a Marine and served honorably during the Korean War. He married Norma Evelyn Unangst Robinson on January 18, 1958 and is survived by her and their three children Robin Emma Greco (Savannah, Ga.), Jack George Robinson (Wilkes Barre Pa.), and Dean Lyons Robinson (Wilkes Barre, PA.), one sister - Ann Adams (Bethlehem, PA.), seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and his best friend Jake – his Labrador.
JR was a very hard-working man often doing two or three jobs. Starting as a Laundry delivery service and working his way up to the Warehouse Manager at Giant Grocery. He finished his career as Vice President of Crown Holdings. He always found time to help teach youth Football (Plains Yankees) and Baseball (Plains Little League). He was an avid Handball and Racquet Ball player winning many tournaments and developed into an accomplished Tennis Player and is still playing golf in Heaven.
Jack loved college football and his favorite team was always Notre Dame. He was a Mason and a Shriner, member of Savannah Country Club, ranger at Savannah Harbour Golf Club, and had his aviation license. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. As a Marine to the end, it was very appropriate for him to pass in the presence of his family on Memorial Day weekend. In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Tunnel To Towers” Foundation. Donate - Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org)
Our Hearts ache for You & your wonderful family. God Speed & he will follow you, to make your world right.
- Mr. & Mrs. Jack Beccaris , Laflin, PA
Norma: We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a fine man who enjoyed life and worked hard for his friends and community. He will be missed!
- Helen and Joe McANDREW, Laflin, PA
Norma and Robin, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet Jack on several occasions. My husband also met him while they were rehabilitating their knee surgeries. He was very impressed with his strength and personality. He is at peace now and God will comfort you through this most difficult and sad time. Love always!
- Suzanne Swinson, Savannah, GA
- Meg Iocovozzi Herrmann, savannah, ga
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel