F. George Robinson
F. George Robinson died on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the age of 95. Robinson had owned a second home in Aspen since 1947, and was on the board of directors for the Aspen Skiing Corp.Robinson was born in Denver in 1911, and attended Denver East High School, and then the University of Colorado and Harvard Business School. He was married to Marybelle Schaeffer, who preceded him in death in 1999, for 62 years. He was then also happily married to Delores Loiseau for six years.His grandfather George W. Robinson founded Robinson Brick Co. in Denver in 1880, and Robinson had worked for the company since 1934. He was also active in the development of early skiing in Colorado as a member of the board of directors for the Aspen Ski Corp., Winter Park and the Colorado Arlburg Club, and an active tennis and golf player.Robinson was a director of Colorado National Bank and First National Bank of Englewood for many years. He was a trustee of Denver Country Day School.He was preceded in death by his wife Marybelle Schaeffer, daughter Kathleen Mary and brother, William Walker Robinson. Robinson is survived by children Marybelle Payne, Virginia Dabney, George Jr., eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Aspen Music Festival & School, 2 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611; or the Church of the Ascension, 600 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218; or the Kent Denver School, 4100 E. Quincy Ave., Englewood, CO 80113.
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