Edward H. "Robbie" Robinson M.D.

Edward H. "Robbie" Robinson M.D.

Scarborough, ME - We lost our very special dad, friend and husband of 69 years on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  Edward H. "Robbie" Robinson, M.D. passed away at the Maine Veteran's Home in Scarborough, Maine.

He was born April 23, 1924 in Antrim, NH to Don and Helen Robinson. After graduating from Antrim High School (1942) Robbie entered the University of New Hampshire as a member of the ASTP, then went on to pre-med at the University of Pittsburg and Medical School at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. During his second year at “Jeff” he met Jackie Lingle, a student at the Nursing School of the University of Pennsylvania, on a blind date. Both graduated in 1949 and they were married December 10, 1949. Together they had three sons and a daughter.

Robbie entered the U.S.Navy during the Korean War, and was promptly transferred to the Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Following his discharge, the family spent the next two years in General Practice in Randolph, Vermont. He subsequently moved to Greenville, PA. where he practiced General Medicine for 26 years. 

At age 52, changing direction, Robbie entered Maine Medical Center for a 4 year residency in psychiatry. Passing the Maine Boards in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, he continued to practice until his retirement in 1993.

For 69 years, Robbie and Jackie lived life to the fullest, traveling, snow skiing, and water skiing into their 80’s. There was never a dull moment.

Robbie is survived by his beloved wife (Jackie); sons John (Chris), Peter (Kara), Michael (Winter) and daughter Carrie; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The Robinson family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at the Maine Veteran's Home in Scarborough, especially those in A Unit for their attentive and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robbie's name to the Maine Veteran's Home Activity Fund, 290 US-1 Scarborough, ME 04074-8370.

A celebration of Robbie's life will be held Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland, Maine.

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  • walter chapin on

    My husband Tom and I, (Annette) extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of our favorite Dr. Robinson. He was the family doctor to my great-aunts, Elizabeth and Eva Beaver before he became our doctor. When he left Greenville, the doctor who took over their care never changed their medicines from what Dr. Robinson had them taking. He would have been pleased to know Aunt Lizzie lived to be 104 and Aunt Eva 102 and a half. When Tom and I married in 1968, he became our doctor – sadly by the time we were having babies, he wasn’t doing that any longer.
    Tom and I celebrated 50 years married last August, have 2 grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons. The photo posted of him is wonderful to see – he was a wonderful human being in addition to being an outstanding physician. What wonderful memories you all must have. Sincerely, Annette Chapin

  • Marj Hodge Kramer on

    Dr. Robinson— “Robbie”— was an important person to our entire family and the memories are many and cover decades. He was an important friend and colleague of my dad, a support to my mom and our family, a kind man and accomplished and outstanding doctor. My sympathy and thoughts go to Mrs. Robinson and to the entire family, especially my good friend John “Robbie.”

  • Carl & Mary Barkand on

    It has been near sixty years since we moved to Greenville, Dr. Robinson become our family Dr. at that time. He was a very good friend as well as a caring, kind and wonderful Dr., helping us through some difficult times, we have been very thankful and blessed to know him.

  • betty k junk on

    Dr. Robinson was the favorite doctor of all my family….myself and husband, our children…..even tho they were to young to remember! …., my siblings, my mom….. He was loved by all, I believe. When he left Greenville, it was such a sad day.
    Treasure and cherish all your precious memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending deepest sympathy , Betty K Junk

  • Mrs. Daniel J. McDonald on

    When we first moved to Greenville to start my husband’s dental practice, one of our babies became ill and Dr.Very Robinson came to our apt. I was surprised at the house call. He was wonderful and I remember visiting him and Jackie and they had a Great Dane. First time I saw one. Very special person.

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