Robert Dow Robinson
Robert Dow Robinson passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 83. He is survived by his children: Danny (Cristy) Robinson, April (Bobby) Effenberger; his grandchildren: Brandon (Elizabeth) Robinson; Jennifer (Jason) Munk; Kayleigh Robinson; Cassidy Robinson; Micah Campbell and Mila Effenberger and great grandchildren: Lucy, Oliver and Annabelle.
Robbie was born on Aug. 31, 1934 in Cameron, Texas to Bennie and Lois Robinson. In 1944, Bennie moved his family to Babbitt to make a better life for them and he succeeded. Robbie had a great childhood and he graduated from Mineral County High School in 1952. He went into the National Guard from 1952 to 1958 with qualifications Marksman (Carbine) and Expert (Rife MI).
In the late 50’s, he worked in the El Capitan as a slots supervisor till the mid 60’s he moved to Reno. He worked slots in the CalNeva and met his wife Diane and married on Oct. 7, 1967 the same year he started his career for Reno Police Department as a police officer.
He served 19 years walking the beat, driving the paddy wagon and training over 120 police officers. After the passing of his wife, Diane in 1987 he was left behind along with their 10-year-old daughter April and decided to transfer to Reno municipal Court as a bailiff for the honorable Judge Jay Dillworth. Nine years later he retired in 1996 and went back to Hawthorne where he would make a peaceful life for himself. He would travel with friends and visit his kids and grandchildren whom he had loving relationships with.
But most of his days were in Hawthorne where he would have coffee with his friends at McDonald’s bright and early every morning, take his daily walks all around town and let’s not forget Tuesday steak nights at the El Capitan.
Our dad was a man of integrity and kindness. A story teller, a peace maker and most of all a true friend to so many.
Dad, you are so loved and missed by many. Thank you for your unconditional love.
A service will be held by the Reno Police Department on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Elysian Field Urn Garden at Mt. View Cemetery.
Patricia Mae Kumler
Patricia Mae Kumler, 84, of Hawthorne, passed away at her home on Nov. 1, 2017. She was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada on March 24, 1933.
Patricia served as a registered nurse in Hawaii, California and Nevada. Her and her husband, Harry spent their summers in Victoria, B.C. and enjoyed the bountiful gardens and beautiful music that surrounds the city throughout the season. Patricia loved to travel the world and take pictures wherever she went. She enjoyed playing piano for her local church as well as volunteering her time to Soroptimist International, a foundation that improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
She is survived by her two sons: Martin Ray Kumler and Lorne David Kumler; grandchildren: Brandon and Desiree Sweet and Marisa, Zachary and Danica Kumler. Patricia Kumler’s Celebration of life will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church in Hawthorne on Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.