HOULTON – Joseph E. Robinson, 91, died June 4, 2013, at a local health care facility. He was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Houlton, son of Emmons and Edith (Colson) Robinson.
Joe attended schools in Houlton, Bangor and Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had three years service in the Pacific Theater from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. Joe owned and operated several businesses, the last being Robinson’s Musical Instrument Company with his dad, Emmons W. Robinson. He taught privately and taught school bands in Hodgdon for many years. Joe also served on the town council for two terms, belonged to Houlton Masonic Lodge and was past president of Lions Club. He was an avid fisherman, loved his canoe trips on the rivers and streams and loved gardening. He also loved camping from when his children were small to when he and his wife spent many beautiful summers in Bar Harbor.
Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, E. Lorraine (Kimball) Robinson of Houlton; daughter, Marcia Homchuck and husband, Paul, of Haynesville; granddaughter, Melanie and husband, Eric, of Virginia; and great-grandson, Brett of Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents; and his son, Bruce.
Private services will be held for the family. Gifts may be made in Joe’s memory to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Animal Ark Sanctuary or Houlton Humane Society, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: www.dunnfuneral.com.