Edouard “Eddie” Arthur Robinson

Edouard “Eddie” Arthur Robinson, 60, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the Encompass Health and Rehab in Aldie, Virginia.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on September 25th at 12:00 pm at the Rockland Community Church with The Right Rev. Dr. Vince McLaughlin officiating. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to family only. Interment will be at a later date.

Eddie was born August 29, 1961 in Bussac, France, son of Howard E. Robinson of Gainesville, Virginia and the late Dorothy F. J. O’Blines Robinson. Eddie was a gifted athlete who excelled at a young age in baseball especially. He was an All-Met baseball player for Wakefield High School in 1979. He attended Oberlin College in Ohio where he continued to play baseball and football. Eddie coached several youth baseball teams over the years including a stint as the Bishop O’Connell High School Freshman baseball coach. In 2011 he was inducted into the Arlington Little League Hall of Fame. He was employed with the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation for 32 years and retired from his role as a Sports Programmer in 2016.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 36 years Suzann S. Robinson; one son Barry C. Robinson and wife Amanda C. Robinson of Stumpy Point, North Carolina; one brother, Phillip A. Robinson and wife Kim L. Robinson of Gainesville, Virginia; three sisters Wanda L. Robinson of Sterling, Virginia and Michelle L. Boykins of Sterling, Virginia; and Pamela E. O’Blines of Glassboro, New Jersey; brother-in-law, Richard J. Shappek, Jr. of Buchannon, West Virginia; two nieces; and six nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; and a brother Randal R. Robinson.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be sent to Arlington Little League in his honor. Link: Arlington Little League Donations in Honor of Eddie Robinson

  2 comments for “Edouard “Eddie” Arthur Robinson

  1. Karen Hunter
    September 15, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Love and prayers to all the family.
    Ed was a good friend and was dearly respected in the Arlington Community.
    My husband Ed Hunter enjoyed watching him play baseball and spent many years with him at Arlington Rec dept.
    There will be a great Reunion in heaven with all his fellow friends from Arlington Sports
    God be with you all doing this very sad time
    Karen Ed snd the Hunter family

  2. Wayne Bentley
    September 15, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    What can I say personally about Eddie, the memories go so far back, Little League, Junior High, and High School. We grew up together, his family was like my family, we shared parts in each other’s weddings. I can’t think of a bad memory, we helped form the lives of many a young ballplayer as we coached Little League in Arlington together. Eddie was a great friend, terrific brother (maybe not blood brothers, but brothers just the same), wonderful husband, and terrific father. He will live on in all the memories I have of him. He’ll be reunited with his mother and brother in heaven and will be ready to welcome all who knew them when it is their time to be called up to heaven. I won’t mourn his death, rather I celebrate the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace my friend, we’ll meet again.

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