SERVICE INFORMATION FOR
Roger Wellington Robbins
Visitation: Sunday, February 10th, 2008 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Service: Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Burial Location: Private
Roger Wellington Robbins was born July 25, 1920 in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Roger graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He was a staunch supporter of the UW Badgers teams. Tailgating, camping trips and joint family get-togethers kept him close with his classmates as the years rolled by. For many years he was the chair of the UW alumni relations committee for the Midwest region.
He married Carolyn (Connie) Dudley Cross May 18, 1942 in Utica, New York. They lived in Boston where he worked as a noncommissioned officer for the Navy maintaining and repairing ship’s RADAR systems.
After the war they moved to Geneva, Illinois where he began 39 years of working for DuKane Corporation in St. Charles. At DuKane he was involved in developing the transmitters put in flight recorders (black boxes) to locate them if a plane is lost. He also developed parts for the early NASA and Canadian satellites.
He spent many years conducting research on business cycles. He believed he had discovered a new 17-year sunspot cycle. His knowledge of sunspot activity was broad and he was often asked to speak on sunspot cycles.
He and his wife raised two sons, Don (Deborah) and Peter. He is grandfather to five: Justin (Beth), Christopher, Lauren (Byron), Seth, and Kierstyn. He is great-grandfather to Helena.
He was active in the community, serving on the board of the Geneva Unitarian Church and as president of the Midwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Rogers’s indefatigable positive attitude was a light to others. He never complained, never spoke ill of others or spoke a word in anger. He was a loving and supportive father, who was always ready to sit down and discuss his children’s problems and feelings no matter how much he might disagree with them
His sense of humor and his joy for life were infectious. He had a smile for everyone. Later in life, when his body seemed to fail him at every turn, his positive attitude did not waver. He left this life with the same joy and grace with which he had inhabited it.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife Connie, and his brother Samuel. He is survived by his brother Chandler, his sons, grandchildren and great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, P.O. Box 107, Geneva IL 60134.
On Sunday, February 10, a Memorial Service of Celebration will be held at the Unitarian Church of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. Visitation will be held from 1:30 - 3:00 P.M., the service will be at 3 o’clock followed by a fellowship time. Light snacks will be provided.
For more information please call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva at 630-232-7337 or yursfuneralhomes.com.