OTISFIELD – , 63, son of John and Elizabeth (Betty) Robinson, died Nov. 5, 2018, at home in Otisfield following a long illness.
He was born in Lewiston and grew up in Oxford village. He was educated at Oxford schools and graduated from Hebron Academy. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He worked in the family business, Robinson Manufacturing, in Oxford. He particularly enjoyed overseeing construction projects for the mill.
George was married for 35 years to the former Harriet Lewis of Auburn. He and Harriet raised three children. His family and his children’s activities were the most important things in his life. He was an excellent father. He was always supportive of his wife’s activities. He enjoyed the rural land and views where he lived. He loved his pet cats.
His interest in the weather began early. He made daily calls to WKTQ with Hebron’s data through the academy’s weather club. This interest was followed in later years as a spotter for the National Weather Service reporting from Otisfield. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, skiing and taking photographs. In later years he became a beekeeper. He was a friend of Bill W.
He was kind and had a great sense of humor. He was generous by nature and supported various community projects including the addition to the Freeland Holmes Library in Oxford and the Oxford Police and Fire Departments. Before moving to Otisfield he served on the Oxford Water District board.
George is survived by his wife Harriet; sons Andy (Trena) and Tom all of Otisfield, and daughter Geneva (Kristen) of Penang, Malaysia. He is also survived by his brother Joe (Carrie) and sister Barbara of Paris, and his brothers-in-law Henry (Jackie) Lewis and Ed (Sue) Lewis; his father-in-law Bud Lewis; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Family and friends may attend visitation on Thursday evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Mechanic Falls. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to:
Responsible Pet Care
PO Box 82
Norway, ME 04268 or:
The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration
building restoration fund
64 Elm St.
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256