Gene E. Robinson, 80, of Berlin, died Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2012, at Hospice Care Center VNS, Akron, Ohio following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 3) at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Berlin, with Pastor Tom Nye officiating.
Burial will be at the Berlin Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., today at the church.
He was born April 22, 1932, in Upper Sandusky and was the son of Francis and Ellen (Sours) Robinson. He was formerly married to Ethel Young and she preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 2006.
He worked 35 years for General Electric in Tiffin, retiring in 1989, and was a skilled glass blower at Tiffin Glass House.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berlin.
Surviving are two daughters, Norma Brown of Perrysburg, and Beth (Randy) Urban of Auburn Hills, Michigan; three sons, Denver Robinson of Findley, Robert Robinson of Upper Sandusky and Joseph Robinson of Angleton, Texas; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jean "Trixie" Robinson; and a son-in-law, Walter Brown.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Berlin, P.O. Box 343, Berlin, 44610.