Wayne “Robby” Robinson of Colfax passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 19, 2013.He was 82.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St, Colfax.
He was born in Green Bay, Wis. on April 30, 1930, to George and Ruth Robinson. Robby graduated from Ladysmith High School (Wis,)
in 1948, enlisted and served in the Army until 1952, achieving the rank of corporal. Following extensive work in the Panama Canal Zone for both the Army and Navy, Robby embarked on a career selling satellite communications equipment worldwide for Watkins Johnson Corporation.
In 1973, he moved his family to Colfax and founded Robinson Real Estate both in Colfax and in Grass Valley, serving as owner and broker of the family business for four decades.
He was involved in nearly every aspect of the Colfax community, most notably Lions Club, numerous city committees, and the Chamber of Commerce. In 1981, he married Lou Anna Goodale, with whom he just celebrated 32 adventurous years.
He is survived by wife, Lou Anna; brother, Donald Wieber of Pinole; daughter, April Robinson and husband, Mike Pittman of Dobbins; sons, Bill and Tom Robinson of Smartsville and Reno; daughter, Deanna and son, Mason Goodale of Dutch Flat and Colfax; nephew, Mark Wieber of Pinoled, and niece, Teresa Seshadri of Colorado; grandchildren, Amber Johns, Brianna Miles, Berea and Jonathan Robinson, Eason and Levi Goodale.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Colfax Lions Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 664, Colfax, CA 95713 or Sierra Vista Center, P.O. Box 57, Colfax, CA 95713.