EXETER – Brian Alan Robinson, Sr., 49, received his freedom from his illness with diabetes June 14, 2014. He went quietly and peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 15, 1964, a son of Theodore and Rebecca (Severance) Robinson.
Brian was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. He didn’t allow his illness to keep him from doing what he wanted to do in life. We have all heard, “It’s not what happens to us, it’s what we choose to do about what happens to us, ” and that was Brian. He attended Dexter Regional High School and received his GED from Bangor High School. He had been employed at Dexter Shoe Company and GE of Bangor. He (alias, Dennis the Menace) loved hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time up to camp on East Grand Lake. He achieved his 5th Dan Degree Black Belt of Martial Arts and Sciences under the guidance of Sensei Grandmaster Floyd Burk, 10th Dan of California. Sensei Master Brian taught many students Traditional American Karate at his dojo (school) in Guilford.
He is survived by his mother; son, Brian Jr. and wife, Savannah (Richardson) and granddaughter, Keira; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Richard Salisbury, Vickie and Lewis Easler; and brother, Ted Robinson; nephews, Brad Wyman, Matthew and niece, Katie Robinson; his aunt and uncle, Maureen and Roy Hawkins; his best buddy, Debbie Doore; special friends, Mike Doore, Kathy Drew, Rhonda Fish and families; special cousin, Laura Jones, and many family and friends. He is also survived by his 2 cats whom he loved very much, Tazz and Takara. Brian was predeceased by his father, grandson, Brock, and best friend, Billy Fish.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21st, at the family lot, Crowell Cemetery, Cider Hill Road, Exeter, followed by a celebration of his life at the Exeter school. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com