Donald Robinson

June 05, 1959 ‒ February 06, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Donald H. Robinson, 58, of Galion passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at home, after an extended battle with a muscular disease.

He was born June 5, 1959 in Bucyrus and was the son of Donald G. Robinson and Kay Delores (Klaiss) Carignan. Donald’s strength was his love for his wife of 37 years, Connie Sue (Baldwin) Robinson, who he married on February 14, 1981.

He graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1977 and attended Marion Technical College where he received his Associates degree in Microbiology in 1995. Donald served his country in the United States Navy as a Corpsman. He worked in the lab at Shelby Hospital and MedCentral Hospital.

Donald was passionate about history, antiques and coins and loved the game of bowling and golf and fishing with his late father.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mom, Kay Carignan of Sun City West, Arizona; daughter Stephanie Pontinen-Elder and son-in-law Mitchell Elder of Galion; granddaughters Lillyss Grace and Elaina Coralene Elder; brother Steve (Sandy) Robinson; sisters Debbie (Bob) McKellar, Bonnie Scott and Patti Huff; sister-in-law Sandra Wright; many nieces and nephews that adored him and his “son” dog and companion Harrison.

He is preceded in death by his father; step-father Don Spohn; sister-in-law Judy Carpenter; brothers-in-law Buddy Baldwin and Jeff Huff; mother-in-law and father-in-law Gene and Betty Baldwin and close friend Jeff McDonald.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Wesley Chapel, 260 Sixth Avenue Galion, Ohio with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Donald Robinson, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • Connie I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that each & everyone of you are in my prayers & thought.. Just know Donnie is not suffering any more . If you need any thing just call. (Hugs for You & Stephanie )

  • Loving thoughts, memories and prayers to Connie, Stephanie and family. Rest in peace Donnie. Love and hugs. Ken and Vicky

  • Connie and Stephanie, I’m so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your families.

    Maggie Bashoff

  • Connie and Stephanie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. May he rest in peace.

  • Don was such a pleasure to work with. It is an honor to have known him.
    Prayers to the entire family.

  • My sympathies, I worked with Don at Shelby Hospital. A great upbeat guy, smile on his face! Rest in peace!

  • Thinking of you with sadness. Don was a good neighbor & will be missed. If you need anything call.

  • So sorry Connie my sweet sister and Stephanie. He was a good man and God is glad to bring him home.

  • Many thoughts of all of you! Still seems like yesterday I just met the two of you and Drexler…then Sigmond,and yet now Harrison! So many years later I have grown to love your whole family and have watched it grow! You have both been there to see our family grow as well…..many tears and many years and I’m so blessed for it all! No regrets…. Donnie would say that!!! We love you!
    Jacob,Regina,Noah,Abel,and Colton Meadows

  • To the Robinson families,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Connie I am so so sorry for your loss. You know I always mean to get over there. I’m going to miss him so much!

  • Connie I’m so so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know we are praying for you and your family. You have touched my heart by just knowing you.

  • So so so so many memories with you all. I am so sorry Donnie has left us, but am thankful that he is no longer suffering. Plus, I know for sure that he and dad are already through about 36 holes of golf and just as many beers.

    Love you, Con and Steph.

  • Connie may God bless and keep you and your family. May His face shine upon your and give you His peace.

  • Ms Connie & Stephanie, our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May the memories you made with Donnie help you through this difficult time.

  • Uncle Don, you are such a light in my life. You knew when to be strict and set me straight. You make me laugh with joy as coaxing my stuff animal away just to drop him off an imaginary cliff. Mimicking his scream and splatting him on the ground.. You encouraged me in football and even through my career in IT Security. You later would call me up at work to tell me I need to go get my head checked from all the concussions I’ve had. You gave me my first antique magic trick in the original box from the early 1900s, that I keep in a shadow box in my bedroom to date. From watching you bowl at Gala Lanes. No matter how happy or pissed you got, it was a great show for me. Always making me feel apart of whatever you were doing. Love you Uncle Donnie. You will never be forgotten. You touched my soul. Love, Little Donnie

  • Don always brought a smile to a room. Connie and Stephanie and family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
    Lisa Dye

  • Don Robinson family, I think I have know Donnie for most of his life we were neighbors when we were kids. It is with heart felt sadness for your loss I send my deepest sympathy. Psalm 34:18 says The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  • Dear Connie Sue and Stephanie,
    Our hearts are breaking for you. Hoping one day soon, your hearts will once again smile with loving memories! ❤️

  • Patti,
    You are ever on my mind and in my heart. I never met your brother but if he was anything like you, I’d have loved him. I pray you will feel the exquisite presence of our Lord during this very sad time. Lean into Him and allow Him to wrap arms of peace around you and Sevanna. I’m here. Call if you need me. Doesn’t matter what day or what time. I am here for you. Love you sweetie!

  • Stephanie & Connie
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!😔

  • So very sorry Connie ❤️
    Love and prayers for you and your family.
    Love you sincerely