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Paul Richard Robinson

Paul Richard Robinson, son of Ralph and Julia Robinson of Scranton, Penn., started life in Elkins Park, Penn. The firstborn son with two brothers, Bob and Ralph, Paul graduated from Cheltenham High School and then earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Two days after graduating Penn, he began a forty-year career with DuPont’s Photo Products group, which encompassed time in Westfield, N.J., Rochester, N.Y., and Frankfurt, Germany, as well as Wilmington. After retiring from DuPont, he commenced a second career with Friess Associates, where he helped start their highly successful Brandywine Fund.

Paul’s marriage to Sally Horton Morrow in 1952 marked the beginning of a family-oriented lifetime; he cherished his role as husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, and the times spent with his loved ones, above all else. During their years abroad, the family took up skiing, which was the basis for many wonderful winter vacations in both Europe and the U.S.—including their Sunday River (Maine) celeb­­ration of his 70th birthday. The tent trailer acquired after their return from Germany accompanied them on many memorable summer vacations throughout the U.S. During Paul’s “retirement” years, travels with Sally took the couple to Greece, the Holy Land, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands, among other international destinations, and on numerous adventures with their children and grandchildren in New England, the Pacific Northwest, and Alabama.

Paul was a man of faith and steadfast Christian service. A longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where over the years he served as both trustee and session member, he also regularly participated in Bible study groups, enjoyed the comradery of his Saturday morning men’s group, and contributed both time and resources to many local and international service organizations, including Friendship House, Urban Promise, AFS, and World Vision.

Paul’s earthly presence will be missed by many, including his wife Sally; his children Peter (Kristin), Tracy Ann, and Christopher (Jeanette); his grandchildren Julia (Patrick), Kirsten, Eric, Alison, Nicholas, and Peter Clair; his great grandson Kristopher; and the many nephews and nieces for whom he cared deeply. But in dying just short of his 99th birthday, Paul did enjoy a good, long earthly run, and recently assured us that he’d have “No regrets on leaving; I will be on the other side whenever you want to join me!”

Services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to one of the organizations listed above.

Funeral Services

Services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.


    Brenda and David Morrow writes,
    Dear Sally and Family- Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Paul was a wonderful man. David and I and our family are blessed with many memories and wonderful conversations with Paul and Sally. We cherish those memories. Love David Brenda Morrow and Family
    01/25/2022 12:54 pm
    Sue Chickering lit a candle and writes,
    Dearest Robinsons, There are so many fond memories of times spent together, recently, not so recently and long ago. Paul’s wit and friendly smile warmed our hearts every time we were together. He will be sorely missed by one and all. Heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Chickering and Chickering-Ayers families. With much fondness and deepest sympathy, Sue
    01/25/2022 01:52 pm
    DaJah Baker lit a candle and writes,
    I am so Sorry For The Family Lost He Was Such a Great Man During The Short Time I Spent With Him He Kept Me Laughing At His Jokes My Deepest Condolences To His Wife And Children & Grand Children With Love From DaJah Baker From CarpeVITA Home Health Care ❤️
    01/26/2022 10:39 am
    Lynda Campbell writes,
    Dear Sally, What a wonderful picture of Paul you shared! I was so sorry to learn of your loss and I know you will miss him terribly after so many years together. I remember his patience and willingness to share his expertise back in ‘85 when I joined Friess and also became immersed in The Brandywine Fund. I’m grateful for all of the good times we had as it prospered and know that Paul had much to do with that initial success. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Fondly, Lynda
    01/26/2022 03:43 pm
    Howard Berrick lit a candle and writes,
    Sally and family, As neighbors for the past 30 years, we were saddened to hear of you loss of Paul. I enjoyed talking with him in the yard, discussing families, history and ‘yard’ activities. He was a fixture in our community and will be missed. Please call on us if you need any assistance. Howard and Barbara Berrick
    01/27/2022 10:15 am
    Clarke Adams writes,
    I was so sorry to learn of Paul’s passing from Bobbie Hoy. I have fond memories of our time together at Friess. He was a great role model for so many who knew him and loved him. God Bless.
    01/27/2022 05:27 pm
    Anne Cook lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Sally, It was so saddening to hear of Paul’s death from Susan Williamson today ! I so enjoyed working with both of you for years in the book room at the WPC Bazaar. Paul was always so happy to help us with everything especially the real work - set up and pack up . I lost my beloved Leigh 1/19/20. I feel comfort that he and Paul are loving living in the light of the Lord waiting for us to join them in the forever! Anne Cook
    01/27/2022 11:37 pm
    John M. Jeep writes,
    A generous soul in a lovely family.
    01/29/2022 11:35 am
    Franz Dr. RIEDL lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Sally, my dear brother Peter and dear friends from the Robinson family, it was too early that Paul had to move on to the other world. But he is in good company now with all his friends that had gone this way before him. I first learned to know Paul in 1973 when our transcontinental friendship started which finally lasted for so many years. We will keep him in our fond memory with his always open mind and his big heart, the Austrian family (Franz & Gisi)
    01/30/2022 02:57 am
    Linda Miller Downes writes,
    Sally, We are so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a kind and sweet man. We will always remember our family sitting with you at a wedding reception when Paul taught our Michael how to tie a cherry stem with his tongue! Mike now has a 6 month old son ! Sending love, Linda and Pat Downes
    02/03/2022 06:50 pm

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