Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In
Robert S. Robinson
||MR. ROBERT S. ROBINSON, Varsity Basketball Coach; Golf Coach;
Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - August 27, 1994
Robert S. Robinson, 70, a retired Northem Virginia teacher,
guidance counselor, coach and school administrator, died August 26 at Fairfax Hospital
after surgery for an aortic aneurysm. He lived in Locust Grove, Virginia.
Mr. Robinson, who lived in Arlington from 1949 to 1993, was a native of Manassas and
served in the Army in the Pacific during World War 11. He was a graduate of George
Washington University, where he also received a master's degree in education.
He began his career as an educator in 1949 at Dolley Madison Junior High School in
Arlington, where he was a teacher and football and basketball coach. From 1953 to
1961, he served on the faculty of Wakefield High in Arlington, where he taught health and
physical education and coached basketball.
After serving as a guidance counselor at Yorktown High in Arlington, he was assistant
principal of George Marshall High in Falls Church from 1969 to the late 1970's. He
then served as guidance director of South Lakes High School in Reston before retiring in
Survivors include his wife, the former Irene Taylor, of Locust Grove; a son, Ross, of
Vienna; a daughter, Robin Robinson McMurtry of Nashville; two sisters, Ethel Carter and
Blanche Colbert, both of Manassas; and three grandchildren.
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