Harry Walton Robinson

harry robinson
Mr. Harry Walton Robinson of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Vineland, NJ, died Thursday January 15 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Born August 12, 1912 in Asheville, he was the son of the late Clara and L. Cary Robinson. Harry graduated from Asheville High in 1931 and Biltmore College in 1934. A former member of the Haywood Street Methodist Church, Harry was a current member of the First United Methodist Church in Vineland, NJ. Harry served as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force during WW2 retiring as a life member of the Retired Officer Association where he served as president for 4 terms. He retired from Bell Telephone Laboratories, Whippany, NJ where he worked on the development of the Nike and Titon missles. Harry was an avid amateur radio operator, call letters W2AZ, and a member of the American Radio League for over 70 years. He enjoyed his association with and membership in the Masonic Lodge, the Military National Sojourners, American Legion and VFW. He is survived by his sister Grace Robinson Campbell; his nephew and wife, Cary and Pat Campbell; his niece and husband, Charlene and Colin Barker; his great niece and husband Kelly and Wilbur Long; his nephew, Drew Campbell Barker and his great grandniece, Clara Tate Long. The funeral service for Harry will be held at 1:30 on Sunday, January 18, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home in Asheville. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive visitors prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to UNC Asheville, 312 Owen Hall, CPO#1800, I University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804.

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  1. To the family of Harry Robinson my condolences. Harry was a good friend and more importantly, good company. He will be missed by myself and the other amatuer radio operators in South Jersey.

  2. Harry was a great asset to amateur radio in the Vineland,NJ area. He was great to talk to about electronic history. He will be sadly missed.
    W2AZ a silent key
    Champion Cox K2IUN & Cynthia Cox KG4SPH formally from Vineland and now in Hertford NC ( retired)

  3. Harry was a tough old bird. I miss our conversations, ever time I turn down new pear st. I expect to see him out for a walk. Harry will be missed in our neighborhood. may he rest in peace. George E. Rossi

  4. Condolences to his lovely sister Grace and family. Met Harry when I became a ham radio operator and was his friend for many years while he lived in Vineland, NJ. A good talker on the air and at our monthly radio club meetings. A man with unlimited knowledge and caring for his fellow man. I will miss him but will never forget him.

  5. Colonel Robinson will be remembered as a true gentleman and a scholar. His service to our Nation is emblematic of the term ‘greatest generation’. We will be forever grateful for his guidance, mentorship & friendship and remain extremely honoured to have had the priviledge of knowing him. To his famly; please accept our sincerest sympathies. Our prayers are with you.

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