Bay City, Michigan
William J. Robinson, age 78, passed away peacefully at McLaren Bay Region with his family at his side on the evening of February 17, 2017. He was born in Saginaw, MI on February 11, 1939 to the late Maurice and Marie Ann (Hoffman) Robinson. William honorably served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division from 1958-1960 and later retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the former St. Maria Goretti Church, and a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. William also volunteered for Bay Regional Medical Center as a Hospice Volunteer. William will be most remembered for his generous and giving heart. He truly spent his whole life serving others.
Surviving family members include nephews: Ernie (Traci) Kidd, Eric (Kristin) and Mark (Linda) Robinson; nieces: Vicky Taylor, Barbara Taylor-Payne, and Julie Robinson; great-nephews: Dustin Kidd, Timothy J. (Monica) Cohee, Tyler Cohee, and Trevor Cohee; great-nieces Kaylyn Ellis, Gabb Taylor and Vanna Taylor; a sister-in-law: Betty Robinson. Besides his parents, William was also preceded in death by his brother M. James Robinson and twin sister Katherine Robinson-Kidd.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church, Bay City, MI. Rev. Joe Miller will preside with private interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Chapel on Monday February 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m. Military Honors will take place on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Squires Funeral Home under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Association. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for William on Monday at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Bay County Veteran’s Association. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Hampton Manor for their loving, kind and compassionate care towards William. www.squiresfuneralchapel.com