Dr. A. Robinson Jr.SurgeonDr. Archie Robinson Jr., a...

April 23, 1994

Dr. A. Robinson Jr.


Dr. Archie Robinson Jr., a surgeon for more than 30 years, died Tuesday at his home in the Anchorage Towers Condominiums in Baltimore after suffering a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was 66.

Dr. Robinson maintained an office in the Madison Park Medical Center and was a member of the staffs of Liberty Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He had been president of the medical staff and chief of surgery at the old Provident Hospital, now Liberty Medical, and had been on the board of Stella Maris Hospice.

He was a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Monumental City Medical Society, the Baltimore City Medical Society, the National Medical Association, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the American Medical Association and the Southern Medical Association.

Born in Richmond, Va., and reared in Baltimore by a sister, Frances Fisher, who survives him, he was a graduate of Douglass High School and what now is Morgan State University.

He served in the Army for a short time between high school and college and later as a captain in the Medical Corps.

After graduating from Meharry Medical College in 1954, he served an internship at Freedmen's Hospital in Washington, now Howard University Hospital, and residencies in surgery there, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and at a hospital on Staten Island, N.Y., while serving in the Army.

For the past 20 years, he was deputy chief physician for the Baltimore Police Department.

Services were planned for noon today at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Bernice Mitchell; two sons, Dwight Robinson of Baltimore and Ronald Robinson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Gale Williams of Baltimore and Jill Baron of Miami; two sisters, Mrs. Fisher and Thelma Tyler, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Douglass High School Alumni Association in care of Judge Robert Watts, 36 S. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202. Richard J. Burke, a retired Baltimore police officer who had been active in youth programs, died April 12 of cancer at a nursing home in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 77 and moved from Baltimore to Florida about 12 years ago, two years after he retired from the Central District.

He joined the department in 1940 and until the early 1970s was stationed at the Southern District, where, in the 1950s and 1960s, he was an adult leader of the Police Boys Club that was housed in the station. He also was active with Boy Scout Troop 105 at a church near the station.

The Baltimore native was educated at St. Martin's School.

His wife, the former Natalie Lanthier, died in August.

A memorial Mass was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave., near the city line.

His survivors include a son, Martin J. Burke Sr. of Catonsville; two stepsons, Peter Lanthier of New York City and Everett Lanthier of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Mary Darcey of Catonsville; and two grandsons.

J. P. "Pat" Jordan

Retired APG official

James P. "Pat" Jordan, retired director of personnel and training of the Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Wednesday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Bel Air. He was 78.

He retired in 1974 from APG, to which he was transferred in 1962 after holding Army personnel posts in Washington in the office of the chief of research and development and the office of the chief of staff.

He was born in Wapella, Ill., and attended public schools in Clinton, Ill., and American University in Washington.

During World War II, he served in the 43rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and two Bronze Stars.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at noon today at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church, Bel Air.

He is survived by his wife, the former Katherine Ann Duda; a son, Gary P. Jordan of Bel Air; two sisters, Mary Magill of Clinton and Frances Mills of Burke, Va.; and three grandchildren.

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