George Robinson, 87

Social Security adjuster

November 04, 2006

George W. Robinson, a retired Social Security Administration claims adjuster and volunteer, died of complications from a stroke Oct. 27 at a nursing home in Oxford, Pa. He was 87.

Mr. Robinson was born and raised in Berlin, N.J. He graduated from Glassboro High School and Strayer's Business College in Philadelphia.

After World War II service as a clerk-typist with an Army engineering unit in India, he went to work in 1946 for Social Security in the Candler Building in downtown Baltimore. He retired 30 years later from the agency's Woodlawn headquarters.

A longtime Hamilton resident, he had volunteered at the old Montebello State Hospital and for 20 years with the Red Cross. He also had participated in three 25-mile March of Dimes walks.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past president of the XYZ Senior Club in Oxford, where he moved in 1980. He was an avid gardener and duckpin bowler, and enjoyed traveling.

He was a member and past deacon, elder and treasurer of Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church in Cochranville, Pa.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Rising Sun, at Main and Walnut streets in Rising Sun.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Elizabeth Polinsky; two daughters, Janice L. Easter of Fallston and Jean Lopez of Springfield, Pa.; three brothers, Paul Robinson of Berlin, N.J., Walter Robinson of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Roy Robinson of Stratford, N.J.; and a sister, Grace Brostrand of Marlton, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

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