World War ll Veteran and longtime Foresthill resident Vincent L. Robinson passed away March 9, 2020 in an area hospital from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Born May 10, 1925 in Fresno, California Vincent grew up in Taft, California, attending East Bakersfield High School in the early 1940s. When the war broke out he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 years old. He was sent to the University of Minnesota for training as an Electrician Mate. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart Betty before being sent to the Pacific serving on the LCI 336 in the Solomon Islands.
After the war Vince and Betty settled in San Jose and had two children Terry Eugene and Susan Darlene. He worked as an electrician, working for Roy Butcher Electric.
He was an avid pilot, photographer, prospector and active with the Cub Scouts and the Santa Clara County Airmen’s Association.
After retiring in 1988, Vincent moved with his second wife Marie to Foresthill. He became active in the VFW Post 11294 where he served as Quarter Master and the first All State Commander for the post. He was also a member of the American Legions 587 in Foresthill. In his later years he enjoyed selling tickets at their monthly dinner at the Memorial Hall.
He is survived by his two children Terry Eugene Robinson and Susan Darlene Graves-Luther, his granddaughter Carrie Marie Pereira, her husband Paul, his great grandchildren Michaella Violet Pereira and Paul Reed Pereira and two great-great grand children Kennedy and Roman Gomez.
A private Military burial is scheduled for May16th. A Celebration of Life is planned for at a later date.