Harry T. Robinson III, 48, owner of contracting firm

December 02, 2004

Harry Thomas Robinson III, owner of a contracting firm that specialized in home improvements, apartment renovations and lead-paint removal, died of liver failure Saturday at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 48.

Mr. Robinson was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson, and attended Towson High School. He later earned his General Education Development certificate.

He had worked in construction for more than 20 years before establishing Applied Artistry in 1997. A talented woodworker, he also liked making furniture for clients.

Mr. Robinson enjoyed collecting John Lennon recordings and memorabilia, and entertaining family and friends with meals he would prepare on his outdoor grill.

"He always grilled his meats in special sauces that he created," said a sister, Robin L. Hurlock of Lutherville.

While he had no formal training as an artist, Mr. Robinson enjoyed painting impressionistic scenes in oils.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Robinson is also survived by his wife of six years, the former Valerianne Chinnici; another sister, Jayne Von of Frederick; and several nieces and nephews.

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