Published in the September 4, 2015 edition

WAKEFIELD — Ronald J. Robinson, 90, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Ronald was born Oct. 11, 1924 in Wakefield, a son of the late Eli H. and Thelma K. (Downey) Robinson and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Tech 5. He was injured in Italy at the Battle of Anzio beachhead in January of 1944, for which he received a Purple Heart. Throughout his life, he lived in Wakefield, Florida, New Hampshire and Arizona. He was a proud member of the elite group, the First Special Service Force and a member of the New Hampshire DAV.

Ron worked for J. Palumbo Produce for many years before retiring in 1989. Previously, he worked for Hollywood Beach Hotel in the receiving and managements of supplies.

Ron is predeceased by his siblings, Carl V. Robinson and Esther K. Robinson. He is survived by his cousin Gail E. Strong of Reading and niece Carla K. Robinson of Tulsa, Okla. He also leaves his friends Walter DeSilva and his wife Carol of Wakefield and Jean Fiscus of Lynnfield.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor of Ron’s life at the Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield for a Graveside Service on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. Services will conclude with military honors presented by the U.S. Army. For directions, online tribute or to share a memory, visit