Richard K. “Rich” Robinson

April 01, 1930 ‒ March 17, 2020

Willard, Ohio

Richard K. “Rich” Robinson, 89, of Willard passed away Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family.  Rich was born April 1, 1930 in Willard and was the son of the late Harry and Bessie Beck Robinson.  He lived his entire life in Willard and was a 1949 graduate of Willard High School.  Rich was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War and served two tours of duty in Korea aboard the USS Frank Knox.  He was the owner and operator for 24 years of Rich’s Sunoco at the corner of US 224 and Myrtle Avenue in Willard and later worked at Pioneer Rubber Co. and MTD, Shelby, retiring in 2000.  Rich enjoyed his vegetable garden, especially growing tomatoes, but his true love was the time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  His hope and trust were in the Lord and he loved the church families who were so important to him.

Rich is survived by his wife, Maxine Van Allen Robinson, whom he married Dec. 7, 1951; two daughters: Beth (Greg) Mumea of Mansfield and Kim (Jerry) Jacobs of Willard; one son: Taylor K. (Michelle) Robinson of North Andover, MA; 11 grandchildren:  Ryan (Priscilla) Mumea, Erica (Jeff) Bache, Evan (Kara) Mumea, Adam (Gwen) Mumea, William (Abi) Mumea, Elliott Mumea, Lauren (Steven) Miller, Stephanie (Tag) Wilbur, Brooks Robinson, Grace Robinson, and Max Robinson; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Phyllis (Harold) Snyder of Willard.

Private family services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM in Hanneman Funeral Home, Willard with Pastor Luigi Perez officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Willard.  The family regrets that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no visitation.  Memorial contributions may be given to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.  SNYDER FUNERAL HOMES – LINDSEY CHAPEL, LOUDONVILLE is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the Robinsons by visiting

  • Maxine and family.
    Our deepest sympathy to you. We remember the deep friendship you had with our mother, Eleanor Flesher and the many hours of service you spent together. May you all feel God’s peace and precious love at this time.
    Love and prayers.
    Ken and Julie Flesher and family.

  • Maxine, Kim and family. Remembering Rich with sweet memories and holding your whole family in our thoughts and hearts with much love. Jack and Pam Milligan

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the Robinson family. Rich was such a kind and gentle man. May memories bring you smiles at this sad time and in the days that follow. May you find peace and comfort in your faith, family and friends.

  • Maxine and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Rich’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family during this sad time. Your wonderful memories will always remain in your hearts.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. We are saddened by the loss
    of such a nice man.

  • Sending hugs and prayers to the Robinson family on the loss of Rich. He was such a kind and sweet man who will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Hold those memories with him close to your heart and I pray that God, along with family and friends will help lift you up to get you through this difficult time.

  • Maxine and family, I was so shocked to learn of Richard’s passing. I know it is a very difficult time for you and the family but your faith and knowing Rich is resting peacefully in the loving arms of our Savior should give you peace. May the following bring you comfort during this difficult time.
    I wish to share a beautiful scriptural promise of comfort and hope. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.” This hope is the promise to see our dear loved ones who have passed away again. When God brings them back to life through resurrection to reunite them with us forever again. John 5:28,29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” What a beautiful promise and how comforting to know that we can have the heartwarming hope that someday, in God’s new world, we will be reunited with loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.
    Until that day soon may fond memories of Richard bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these. I also want to share this lovely verse:
    What must it be to step onshore and find it—HEAVEN;
    To take hold a hand and find it—GOD’S HAND;
    To breathe new air and find it—CELESTIAL AIR;
    To feel invigorated, and find it—IMMORTALITY;
    To sail from the care and turmoil of earth
    To one unbroken calm;
    To land there and find it—GLORY.

  • Kim, please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father. You and yours are in my prayers.