A photo of Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

December 6, 1947 - January 3, 2022

Gary Robinson, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on December 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Watson V. and Phyllis M. (Mohr) Robinson.

Gary graduated from the University of Delaware and worked as an actuary trainee for the Kemper Insurance Group. He was then a house parent at Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City.  He changed direction and went to work as a letter carrier. Someone on his mail route showed him a computer and he changed directions again. His first computer job was with Delaware Trust. Then he worked as a systems analyst for Bank of Delaware/PNC bank for many years.

Gary started playing the accordion when he was eight years old. He was a founding member of the Delaware Accordion Club and was the secretary/treasurer for many years. He liked to play and sing with Blueberry Hill and Margaritaville being two of his favorites.

In addition to his parents, Gary is preceded in death by his brother, David Robinson. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Kathleen (Bunitsky) Robinson; daughter, Alyssa Blake McFarland (Troy) of Seattle, WA; brother, Jeffrey Robinson (Charlene) of Port St. Lucie, FL; two nieces, Ashley Gasmire and Alexis Koster; and granddaughter, Ravenna McFarland.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or online by clicking here or to KalmarNyckel, by calling 302.439.7447, or donating online by clicking here.

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  • I met Gary many years ago at the Delaware Accordion Club. He was the secretary/treasurer at that time, and welcomed me and many others who joined. He played well and sang along, too. He had a great sense of humor, and was dedicated to the club. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be a blessing to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and play his accordion in the heavenly band. Susan Shertok, President of the Delaware Accordion Club.

  • Kathy, what a wonderful video of Gary’s life! It so perfectly shows his love of his family – you, Blake and Rabina, his brothers, and his cat children. His love of playing the accordion and work with the Kalmar Nyckel. Gary – a gentle soul, and your soul-mate. My heart goes out to you, Blake, and family. God bless you all, and especially Gary.

  • Kathy I am so sorry to hear about Gary you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Always grateful for bringing one of my dearest friends (his daughter) into this world and sending love to all those closest to him…

  • I am so sorry KATHY to hear about your husband.

  • So sorry for your family’s loss. I worked with Gary at the Manor Branch PO back in the 70’s. Always a nice guy to be around

  • Dear Kathy,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I am thinking of you.
    May his memory be a blessing,
    Cheryl

  • We were saddened to hear of Gary’s sudden passing. We remember Gary from the Delaware Accordion Club. We had just joined and Gary was the treasurer/secretary at the time. He was a very kind and gentle man who loved to play his accordion as did the rest of us. Our most sincere condolences go to his entire family. Carole & Len Wolek

  • Kathy,
    I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.
    You have my deepest condolences.
    Bonnie.

  • so sorry to hear of garys passing.
    we jammed a lot of good times at the D.A.C.
    PHIL BONSIERO

  • What a loving tribute to Gary! Condolences and prayers to you Kathy, Blake and Rabina. I know you have wonderful memories and stories that will help through this difficult time and bring both a smile and tear.

  • Dear Kathy,
    I am so sorry to learn that your beloved husband Gary has passed. I am thinking of you and hope that you are drawing comfort from your family and friends , and all your happy memories together.
    The commemorative video was truly beautiful, and I especially enjoyed seeing the wonderful family photos, and the pictures of him cuddling with cats.
    I know you shared so much together, so this sudden loss must be really devastating. I pray that you will find peace in remembering the many happy years you were fortunate to share.
    Much love to you and all your family,
    Deb Barr