Frederick Wadsworth Robinson, 87, of Bryan, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2012 at Hudson Creek. A memorial service celebrating his life is set for 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Callaway-Jones funeral Home in Bryan. Service arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Fred was born July 22, 1924, in Pasadena, California to Stanley & Helen Robinson. He graduated from Black-Fox Military Academy, Los Angeles, California, in June, 1942. He then entered the United States Military Academy at West Point as a cadet and graduated in June, 1945. Fred served in the Air Force until June, 1949 as a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot.
He worked as a securities broker until 1953, at which time he began studying Law at the University Of Texas School Of Law, Austin, Texas. He graduated with honors in the summer of 1955. Fred’s law career included time as an associate at Baker Botts, Houston, Texas, an Assistant District Attorney for Harris, County and his private practice beginning in 1958 in Houston, Texas.
While Fred was a distinguished student and lawyer, his greatest character was his love for his family. His beloved wife, Patsy, and his two children, Judy and Steve were his delight. Fred was also a gifted photographer. He excelled at underwater photography. He also enjoyed fishing and boating. These hobbies led him to retire to Corpus Christi, TX in March of 1978. He also enjoyed scuba diving, golfing, bowling, as well as all kinds of games. He was an avid reader and known for his love of his cats. He and Patsy traveled the world together.
Fred was a member of the Association of Graduates, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and the Texas Bar Association, Austin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Robinson, his brothers, Stan and Jack, and his parents.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Moss, of Bryan; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Ellen Robinson, of Houston; grandchildren, David and Ryan Moss, Adam and Erica Robinson; great grandchildren, Abi Moss, Audrey Kirk, Dillion Khan; nieces, Susan Freeman, Kerry Sue Young, Tricia Grantham, Sandy Fuller; and nephews, Michael Robinson and David Faller.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001 or to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. A donation form for Hospice Brazos Valley is available at http://www.hospicebrazosvalley.org/documents/FORM_002.PDF.
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