Irvin Robinson, MD

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Irvin Robinson, MD, passed away peacefully on Sept. 9, 2019. Dr. Robinson was 93.

Born in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 22, 1925, the youngest of seven brothers. His parents immigrated from Lithuania and settled in Richmond where they started a grocery business. On his 18th birthday, Irvin was drafted into the army and served in World War II under General Patton in the European campaign. He returned and attended the University of Richmond for undergraduate studies and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia.

Irvin married Libby Padow, the love of his life, in 1950, and enjoyed 57 wonderful years together. They loved traveling the world, especially aboard cruise ships. Together, Irvin and Libby raised four children. They moved to Fort Worth in 1959, where he and his brother, Charles Robinson, were the first gastroenterologists in Fort Worth and started their own practice.

Irvin loved all celebrations, including birthdays, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. He was always the life of the party. He was an avid tennis player and sports fan, and could often be found watching the Texas Rangers. He was extremely charitable and endowed programs at Tarrant County College, TCU, the JCC, Jewish Federation and the University of Virginia. Additionally, he was an active member of Congregation Ahavath Shalom and Beth-El Congregation. After retiring, he became a docent at the Kimball Art Museum.

In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to a charity of choice, in his memory, is suggested.