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Warren L. Robinson Jr.

Warren L. Robinson Jr., 89, of Elyria, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at The Abbewood in Elyria, following a brief illness. He was born March 16, 1923, in Lakewood.

Warren was a 1940 Elyria High School graduate. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served on the USS Bronco during World War II. Warren worked for Baker Office Equipment and Royal Typewriter Company. He was a sixth grade teacher for 25 years at Roosevelt Elementary, served two terms on Elyria City Council for the Second Ward. Warren was active in the Republican Party, and held state positions with the Jaycees. He was an active member of St. Andrew's, he founded Sir Galahad Boys Youth Group, and was a Sunday School teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a leader in Project TORCH (Teen Outreach Through Christian Help) which did summer projects for Lotts Creek School in Kentucky, and was active in Cursillo Movement Ohio Seven. Warren was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, and enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Sawyer (Scott); and a son, Donald Robinson (Barbara); he is also survived by seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold (Kay) and Alan Robinson.

Warren was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Jean L. (nee Hasson); and his parents, Warren Sr., and Helen (nee Baker) Robinson.

Friends may call 4 to 7 P.M., Thursday, February 28, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440) 322-4626, where funeral services will be at 7 P.M. immediately following visitation. The Reverend Sean Templeton will officiate. Burial will be private at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.

Memorial contributions in Warren's memory can be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., 2nd Floor Bethesda, MD 20814, or Christ's Church Westshore, 25415 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140.

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