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Jun, 2017

Long-time WYSI volunteer and supporter Mark Robinson passes

WYSI and the entire Westfield community lost one of its most dedicated supporters on Monday. Mark Glenn "Robo" Robinson, 51, of Westfield, passed away on the morning of Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  

Mark was a 1984 graduate of Westfield High School and was a firefighter for the City of Carmel Fire Department for 18 years.  Simply known as “Robo", to most, Mark coached the Westfield 5th and 6th grade travel football teams for 16 years and loved kids; the impact he made on their lives will long live on.  For years he ran what became known as the ROBO Football camp each summer for the young players to hone their skills prior to the season. 

Jake Gilbert, Westfield High School football coach
He was a true Shamrock, and has been the most loyal Shamrocks supporter for so many years. “He believed in everything we stand for and he will be missed dearly.

Mark Hester, WYSI president
WYSI has had many outstanding volunteer leaders in our history, but Robo was at the top of that list.  The quality and quantity of what he gave to the kids was inspiring and has set a benchmark for all of us to strive for.

He attended Northview Church and had previously attended Six Points Church.  Mark was a member of Local 4444 Carmel Professional Firefighters International Association Union.  He loved his family and friends, and cherished the time he could spend with them and the kids of our community.

Mark is survived by his wife, Jamie; mother, Marsha; sons, Jordan, Brock, and Austin; daughter, Jenna; grandchildren, McKenna, Jaxon, and Amelia; brothers, Mike and Mitch.

There will be a funeral procession arriving at Westfield High School Auditorium, 18250 N Union Street, in Westfield at 12:30 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017, where services will begin at 1:00 pm.  Doors will open for the public at 12:30 pm.  Rev. Stephen Martin will officiate the service and then the family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Auditorium following the service.

A fund has been set up to support the Robinson family.  Donations can be made payable to The Mark Robinson Donation Account and dropped off at the First Merchants Bank in Westfield (corner of Rt. 32 and Carey Road) or mailed to WYSI, PO Box 624, Westfield, Indiana 46074.  100% of all donations will be given to the family.
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