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MASARDIS - Vernon D. Robinson, 76, died unexpectedly Feb. 20, 2003, at a Caribou hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1926, in Ashland, the son of Ellery and Jennie (Sholler) Robinson. Early on in his life, he worked on the family farm with his father and also in the woods for several years. Vernon was also employed as a brakeman and conductor with the B & A Railroad for many years and for the last 20 years of his working life he worked for the Maine Dept. of Agriculture at the Porter Seed Farms in Masardis, retiring in 1988. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, snowmobiling, and canoeing. He loved conversing with just about anyone and everyone he met and was a great storyteller. Vernon was a registered Maine Guide and a member of the Maine Trappers Association, the Maine Snowmobile Assoc., the Masardis and Oxbow Snowmobile Club, and a member of the Masardis Volunteer Fire Dept. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a life member of the VFW, LeBlanc-Junkins Post 9699 of Ashland, having served as past senior vice commander.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Craig) Robinson of Masardis; two sons, Kevin Robinson and his wife, Barbara, of Ashland and Eric Robinson of Masardis; two daughters, Kristi and Kathi Robinson, both of Masardis; one grandson, Joshua Robinson of Ashland; three brothers, E. Monroe Robinson and his wife, Annie, of Millinocket; Glynn Robinson and his wife, Jeannie of Manchester, Conn., Harold Robinson and his wife, Alice, of Masardis; two sisters, Pauline Craig and her husband, Gerald, of Masardis, and Lillian Craig of East Corinth; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Sherry Jo Robinson in 1955; two brothers, Walter Patchell and Chester Robinson.

Relatives and friends may call at the Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland, from 1:30 p.m. until time of service on Monday. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas L. Caton officiating. Spring interment will be in the Masardis Municipal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in his memory to the VFW, LeBlanc-Junkins Post 9699 Building Fund, in care of Donald Rafford Jr., P.O. Box 221, Ashland, ME 04732.

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