Robin Edward Pennington

Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Sterling resident Robin Edward Pennington died Jan. 7, 2001, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on the Sterling Highway. He was 55.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sterling Elementary School in Sterling.

Mr. Pennington was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo. He was raised and educated in Missouri, Colorado and California. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Pennington moved to Alaska in 1981 and resided in Kenai for two years. He then moved to Soldotna and in 1996 to Sterling. He worked for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as an electronics technician.

Mr. Pennington's hobbies included building and repairing single-engine aircraft, woodworking, hunting, fishing, rebuilding classic cars and playing the guitar.

"An Alaska renaissance man, self-taught in all the possibilities, he led his life without limits. Anything was within reach if you just believed enough," the family said.

Mr. Pennington was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Gene Pennington.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; daughter Bonnie; sisters Amy, Neta and Weltha; and brother Bert.

Memorial donations may be sent to the National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, Neb. 68410.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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