ABBOT – David Timothy Robinson, aka “Uncle Dave,” passed away February 16, 2016 unexpectedly. David was born August 7th, 1960 in Millinocket, Maine to Jean (McCallum) Robinson and Freeman Albert Robinson “Tim.”
He was a the much adored youngest child. David was faced with many challenges as a child. He had to undergo open heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic before the age of 6. He also lost his mother when he was 10. He suffered further losses when his father passed away in 1982 and when he lost his brother, Dicky, in 1998. David enjoyed life. He loved to walk. He loved to meet new people. He always had a hand out shaking hands. He particularly loved Gilligans Island, Mash, Star Trek, Red Sox, reading TV guide, Old Orchard Beach and Coca Cola. He loved to come home to Bangor and visit his family, particularly during the Christmas season.
David spent the past 24 years in a group home, Kingsbury Road, in Abbot. He had very close friends there: Reggie, Eddie, Merle and Jim who predeceased him. He was beloved by the staff. They were his extended family.
David is survived by younger sister, Louanne Shoninger and her husband, Mark and his oldest brother, Michael Robinson and his wife, Duska. He was also the proud uncle of James Ryan Robinson and his spouse, Ashley; Christopher Robinson; Ryan Robinson; Freeman Albert Robinson, II “Timmy;” John Robinson “Jack” and youngest nephew, Baby Boy Schoninger, who is due to be born in March. He was also great uncle to Sophia Robinson and Fletcher Robinson. He is also survived by former sister in law, Michelle Littlefield.
The family would like to thank the staff at Kingsbury Road group home for caring for and loving David for the past 24 years. Family requests any donations be made to Kingsbury Road Group Waiver Home, c/o Dick Brown, 76 West Road, Abbot, ME, 04406.
Viewing hours are Monday, February 22, 2016 from 3-­7 pm at Brookings ­Smith Funeral Home, 133 Center St in Bangor.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 23rd at 11 am at St Johns Catholic Church, 207 York St, Bangor Maine. There will be a luncheon gathering following the service in Keegan Hall, downstairs. For online condolences please visit