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Peter Robinson

May 24, 1944 — April 8, 2022

Peter Arthur Robinson

May 24, 1944 – April 8, 2022

Peter Arthur Robinson, age 77, died at home in the early hours of April 8, 2022 in the arms of his wife, Marilyn.  The cause of death was cancer.

Born on May 24, 1944 in Miami, Florida, Peter was the son of Esther (Marsh) Robinson and Donald H. Robinson.  He was raised in the small town of Lowville, New York and attended Lowville Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade.  There he met classmates who would become lifelong friends.  He received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English and Religion from St. Lawrence University.  Peter served his country from 1966 – 1968 as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.  Later he would join Veterans for Peace.

Peter made his living as a realtor.  He genuinely enjoyed the people he met while helping with their housing needs.  He believed in giving back to his community.  He volunteered at Meals On Wheels for 15 years, was a volunteer at the local soup kitchen, did yearly Audubon Trail clean-up, served as an English language tutor at the Mesa County Libraries Literacy Program and with Marilyn, gave to numerous local organizations such as Eureka, Mesa Land Trust, Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, KAFM 88.1, HopeWest, the Grand Valley Audubon and more.  He was past president of the Board of Housing Resources of Western Colorado as well as past President of the Board of the local Audubon Society chapter.

Peter’s twin passions were nature and his family.  He was an avid birder who participated for decades in the local Audubon bird counts, and enjoyed traveling to see new and exotic species.  In addition to North America, Peter went birding in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America.  Thankfully, he was able to enjoy one last trip to Panama in February with his son, Eric.   He found peace in the natural world and supported efforts to sustain its life-giving majesty.

Peter is preceded in death by his parents, twin brother David and brother Donald, sister Susie Parker and brother Scott.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons Eric (Reetu), Peter B., David (Mikako); daughters Maya (Michael Truong), Sofia (Danny) Kent and Lucy; sisters Amy (Howard) Steinmetz and Molly (Andy) Gygli.  We are fortunate that all of his children and their families as well as his siblings were able to visit him in the brief time between diagnosis and his death.  He was loved dearly.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Please consider making a memorial contribution in Peter’s name to the charity of your choice.

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