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Derek Robinson

Dori Robinson

July 08, 1946 - November 06, 2021

My mom had a wonderful life and I hope this memorial reflects that. She loved nothing more than being at home in San Leandro, sharing an afternoon cocktail and a laugh with my dad. They're together again and at peace. Please leave your stories, memories, and photos of our beautiful Dori.

Dorinda Jo "Dori" (George) Robinson, a retired teacher who touched the lives of hundreds of students in her 35-year career, died peacefully on November 6, 2021. She was 75 years old.   Dori’s life and heart were in San Leandro, where she lived most of her life. She attended school in Oakland and in New Castle, PA, graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School, and majored in Spanish at the College of the Holy Names. Her teaching career...  see more
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  • Karen Robertson
    I am so sorry to hear of Dori's passing. She was my Master Teacher long ago when she worked at Jefferson. We stayed in contact (she and Dale came to my wedding), and miraculously found ourselves working together at Monroe many years later. She taught...  more
  • Patty Burgess
    Bob and I want to share in your grieve of the loss of your beautiful parents (what a shock) this year. Though we lost track of them some 15 years ago, we were all part of the San Leandro School District and enjoyed many happy gatherings together. I sent...  more
  • Caren McKay
    Derek - my heart is with you as your mourn the loss of your sweet mom. May peace be with you! Caren Bonnet (SLHS)
  • Todd Smith
    What an amazing teacher and beautiful soul. I still remember the day the decision was made to have me repeat the 3rd grade and I had to leave the friends I had and make new ones in your class. I struggled in school a lot and you were a bright light in...  more
  • Sean Grady
    I would like to share a few other photos of that production; they did not load on my previous post. Dori came with me to the Douglass Morrison Theatre and helped select many of the costumes you see here.
  • Sean Grady
    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear of this news. I directed and choreographed your Mom in a production of Bells Are Ringing. She was one of my favorite cast members. She always brought such spirit and vitality to the rehearsals and performances. She...  more
  • Derek Robinson
    A few favorite photos of Dori through the years, from her early 60's graduation photo up to her 75th birthday just a few months ago.