1921 ~ 2013
"Red" John Robinson passed peacefully at his home
as a reward for a long and productive life on Thursday,
October 3, 2013.
He was born on May 22, 1921 to Charles, and Laura Robinson,
in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a freckle faced boy with
copper colored hair which soon caused him to receive the
nickname "Red Dog", later shortened to "Red"
which he would be known as for the rest of his life.
He attended East High School. There he learned to love
to play the tuba in the band, and the bass fiddle in the
orchestra. He also played football, and was known for kicking
the football farther than anyone else. It was there he met
a girl that was a friend of his sister Joyce named E. Anne
After graduating he attended the University of Utah while
waiting for his mission call. He received his call which
sent him to the Mid States mission where he served for 2
After returning from his mission he began his quick romance
with E. Anne. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple
on April 12, 1944 between the time he enlisted in the Navy
and four days before he reported for duty serving his country
for the remainder of WWII.
After the war they returned to Utah, started in the construction
business and began a family. Over the next decades he worked
hard making and losing fortunes in construction and real
In 1967 he and his family found themselves moving to Alpine.
There he gained many friends and resided there the rest
of his life. After "retirement" at 70, he worked
as the building inspector for Alpine City until he was 82.
He was preceded in death by his wife E. Anne, son John
Reed, and daughter Claire. He is survived by his children
Anne vonWeller, Douglas Robinson, Michael Robinson, eight
grandchildren and nine great grand children.
We want to say thanks to the staff of River Meadows, Sunrise
Healthcare, and special thanks to Peter who took such good
care of the old coot, even when he didn’t want it.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013
at 11:00 am at the Alpine LDS Stake Center Chapel, 98 East
Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may
call on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski
Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East in American Fork and from
9:30 to 10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment
will be at the Alpine City Cemetery.