Russell Henry Robinson Jr.

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kenai resident Russell Henry Robinson Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home in Nikiski. He was 57.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Kiana Street in Kenai. Doug Olsen will officiate.

Mr. Robinson was born May 5, 1951, in Cambridge, Mass. He first moved to Fairbanks in 1968. He left Alaska and returned in 1987 to Fairbanks. He moved to Sterling in 1992 and then to Nikiski in 1993. He was the owner/operator of "FogetAboutIt" restaurant in Kenai with his business partner, Ron Epperson.

Mr. Robinson was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He loved hunting, photography and taking baths outside in his big tub.

"Russ always told the truth. He was known in Kenai as 'Big Russ.' He was a doughnut maker, a ballistics expert, skydiver, baker and hand loader. He was fiercely loyal and a man of his word. If he told you something you could take it to the bank," his family said. "Russ loved his wife, two kids, his stepson and granddaughter. He also had great affection for his best friend, Ron Epperson. This is a man that will be greatly missed."

Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Bethel Robinson, of Nikiski; daughter, Alexandra Robinson, of Boston; son, Russell Robinson of Phoenix; stepson, Curtis Russell of Nikiski; granddaughter, Bentley; parents, Dorothy and Russ Robinson; brother, Dwight Robinson; and sister, Kyle Cook, all of Cambridge, Mass.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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