Thomas Gene Robinson


Thomas Gene Robinson, son of Pauline and Ottis “Chuck” Robinson, passed away March 1, 2020. Born April 23, 1934 in Muhlenberg County.  He graduated from Greenville High School in 1953, served in the US Army and later received his undergraduate degree, as well as graduate degrees from The New School for Social Research and Columbia University. He lived most of his life in Manhattan, N.Y., and briefly in Chicago and San Francisco, before retiring to South Florida. While living most of his life in big cities, Tom never lost his love of Muhlenberg County and U.K. Basketball. Every visit to see his brother in Owensboro always involved a trip to Old Hickory Bar-b-que restaurant. After retirement he spent time volunteering at a senior citizens center helping out “the old people” as he jokingly referred to them. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents; a sister, Bobbi Bushau; an infant sister, Martha June Robinson; and a twin brother, David D. Robinson.  

Survivors include nephews Scott Robinson, Mitch Robinson and Father Reginald Bushau and a niece, Toni Bushau-Carpenter.

A family service will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Rochester Cemetery.


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