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Derek Robinson

Dale Robinson

July 06, 1936 - April 24, 2021

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"Try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world."                         - John Steinbeck, East of Eden Leroy Dale Robinson, a long-time resident of San Leandro who taught for 32 years in the San Leandro Unified School District, died suddenly and at peace on April 24, 2021. He was 84 years old. Dale grew up on a family farm in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He left at the age of 18 to join the US Navy, serving as a radar...  see more
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  • Theresa Richardson
    I don't remember which class I had with Mr. Robinson, but I do remember him as being a very kind man. He was always calm and had a great sense of humor. We need more people like him in the world. I was saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences...  more
  • Lisa Rodriguez-Severa
  • John Gerbracht
    I had Mr. Robinson for English in the 9th grade (1980-1981). If he mentioned that he served in the Korean War, I don't remember that. What I do remember is that in his class we learned how to write out a check and how to write a business letter. We...  more
  • Deborah Dash
    Oh gosh. My story is similar to that of Stacy Lovec Ontiveros, who posted below. I met Mr. Robinson when I took that creative writing course for several successive years in junior high (and like Stacy had quite the crush on him). The last time I ran...  more
  • Stacy Lovec Ontiveros
    Sorry to read the passing of your father. I was one of his students during Summer school at Bancroft Jr High. I signed up for his journalism class. Kinda had a crush on him lol and yes he was so upbeat and fun! Then became friends with Sharon and thought...  more
  • Justin Gennock
  • Derek Robinson
    Derek Robinson added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Leroy Dale Robinson:
    Always dapper
    Fresh from the Navy
    In retirement
    Intense as a child
  • Derek Robinson
    Dale’s story takes him from a subsistence farm in 1930’s Colorado, through a stint in the Navy, all the way to sunny California, a long teaching career and a joyous retirement with his wife of 46 years, Dori. In that long life a few things stand out...  more