In Memory

Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson

News has reached us that Doug Robinson passed away on 5 Mar 2019.

Deepest condolences to his wife and family.


Robert Douglas Robinson(1944 - 2019)

Robert Douglas Robinson Simi Valley, CA 1944-2019

Beloved Husband, father, and teacher. He passed away at home after a nearly 5 year courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He leaves behind wife Linda; sons Ian (wife Erica, children Scarlett and Kylie) Son Matt (wife Amy, children Sammy and Oliver) brothers Philip and Peter.

Doug spent over 35 years as a science teacher at Royal High School. With his love of nature he sponsored Yosemite Club, where he inspired so many to appreciate and care for the earth.

He enjoyed annual backpacking trips, sailing, and camping. In later years he and wife Linda were able to travel widely.

Many thanks to all the friends and family who surrounded him in love.

Celebration of Life March 23, 2:00 at Journey Presbyterian Church, Folsom.

Ashes will be scattered at sea.

Sail on dear one, until we meet again.

~~~~~Published in Ventura County Star from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2019



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03/08/19 05:40 AM #1    

John Ryan (Ryan)

We are planning a celebration of life service on Saturday March 23, 2:00 at Journey Presbyterian Church 450 Blue Ravine Rd. in Folsom. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to cancer research. 
Thanks to all of you for your continuing love and support. 

03/08/19 01:42 PM #2    

Russell Kidd

Very sorry to hear this. Doug and I were never close friends, but we knew and respected each other at both Hughes Jr. High and Taft. When John Ryan let us know Doug was on hospice, I emailed Doug and we had a brief correspondence. He was very gracious and we shared some of our experiences and memories of each other. He was perfectly rational and you would never have known he was so ill. Cancer is like that---it steals life right out from under you. I send my deepest sympathy and warmest regards to Doug's family. He was a wonderful guy and we're all lucky to have known him. --Russ Kidd

03/09/19 01:15 PM #3    

Robert "Bob" Mummey

I have fond memories of Doug.We had a few classes together but I got to know Doug much better when we worked on the reunion comittee over the years. He had a great sense of humor and seemed like a kind person. I remember having the oppotunity to talk to him about his innovative and effective methods he developed during his High School teaching career. I belive he taught at Royal HS. Those who had him as a teacher I believe were fortunate. I have no doubt he made a positive impact on many many students..Though we have not spoken in many years I will miss him.

Vaya bien Doug

Bob M

03/09/19 03:35 PM #4    

Vicki Gauert (Dooling)

Doug and I had a lot of fun in 1961 and 62!  I have such fond memories of him and what a genuinely nice guy he was!  My prayers go out to Linda and his whole family as they mourn this great loss for all of them!  May he rest in peace!  God Bless!

Vicki Gauert Dooling 



03/10/19 09:39 AM #5    

Barbara Bosler (Black)

I didn't know Doug very well in school, but our paths crossed several times after.  I enjoyed working with him on the Reunion Committee.  If Doug said he would do it he did it!   We both worked for the Simi Valley School District.  He was a chemistry teacher at Royal High School here in Simi Valley and taught both my daugters.  Even though Doug moved to Folsom in retirement, he  was a well respected and well loved part of our community and will be sorely missed.   My deepest condolences to his family.

03/13/19 11:05 AM #6    

Rosemarie "Rosi" Quenzer (Kuehn)

I also did not know Doug in High School, but I got to know him years later when he was my kids' Chemistry Teacher. We always enjoyed his presentations for Back to School or Open House and chatted with him. That's when we found out that he was a classmate at Taft. We had fun at the reunions and we exchanged e-mails when I heard he was in hospice. This was so sad to hear. Deepest condolence to Linda and the sons.RIP  Doug

03/14/19 11:14 AM #7    

David Anderson

I didn't really know Doug well at Taft.  With the merging of students from Canoga and Reseda High Schools and only 1 1/2 years to get acquainted with everybody, it just never happened.   I remember meeting him at Royal High School in Simi Valley  during "Back to School Nights"  where he taught at least 2 of my kids' Chemistry ..  He was well respected  as a very good teacher.  Upon finding out we both went to Taft at the same time and we both taught Science (I was at Palisades High), we had some delightful conversations. My kids really enjoyed his classes .  When I found out he was in hospice, we exchanged several emails and we both expressed gratitude  for some cherished conversations and connections .  My deepest condolescenses  to Doug's family.

                                                                              Dave Anderson  Winter 62' class

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