Wesley K. Robinson, 92, of Burlington, husband of Joan Coleman, died Monday, September 27, 2021 at McLean in Simsbury. He was born July 14, 1929 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, son of the late Fred. B. and Freda M. (Neece) Robinson. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Robinson. He attended University of Oregon having received a Bachelors Degree. Wes worked for The Boeing Company in Bellevue Washington in public relations. In 1970 he moved his family to Connecticut. He worked for Heublein, Inc. for many years until his retirement.
Wes was an accomplished pen and ink artist. When working at Heublein he illustrated several editions of the wine auction catalog. Upon retiring he and Joan traveled extensively, drawing beautiful buildings from all over the world. They especially loved their long stays in Mexico. When in CT he made their home a sanctuary, building rock walls everywhere on his property. Wes was a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor.
In addition to his wife Joan, Wes is survived by his children, Greg Robinson and his wife Elizabeth of East Fallowfield, PA, Mark Robinson and wife Susan of Wellesley, MA and Karin Golden and husband Tom of Cheshire; Also his step children Gale Mowry, Carol Andrews partner Richard Reid, Nancy Stefanik, husband Dan Lohse, Paul Stefanik and wife Beth Ann, Diane Stefanik, Jane Donahue and husband Kevin. As well as his beloved grandchildren: Seth Robinson, Chris, Laura and Keith Robinson, Neena Golden and Tasman Fox. Stephen Andrews, Jordan Davie-Stefanik, Nathan, Erin and Jake Donahue, Kaeden, Kira and Taryn Stefanik.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 23rd at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Collinsville. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT 06001, www.artFVAC.org or [email protected] . Please visit Wesley’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.