Andrew French Robinson, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Pinehurst, NC on April 7, 2021. He was born October 16, 1950 in Elizabeth, WV. He was the fourth son of the late C.L. and Elodene McCoy Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest brother, C.L. Jr “Lou” Robinson, of Vancouver Washington.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sheryl Royer Robinson; his son, Michael French Robinson and wife Amber of Moundsville, WV; stepson, Michael James Hawley and wife Kathy of McHenry, IL; stepdaughter, Krysta Lynn Hawley; brother, David Robinson of Elker, Iowa; brother, Douglas Robinson of Mt Hood, Oregon; brother James Robinson of Brush Prairie Washington; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and his nephew Ryan.
Andrew was one of a kind. His professional achievements were numerous. He was a Licensed Master Electrical Contractor – Harrisville, WV; an Electrical Technician -Keller Technologies in Tonawanda, NY; Senior Estimator -West Valley Nuclear Services Co. in West Valley, NY; VP of Construction -Semler Electric Co., Hagerstown, MD; Electrical Superintendent- Gilbane Building Co., Providence, RI; Founder, Construction Administration Division- Teng and Assoc., Chicago, IL; Chicago Division Manager-Aviation Constructors Inc., Atlanta GA; Chief Operating Officer- Climatemp Inc., Chicago, IL; Vice President Operations- NuLine Technologies Inc., Wheeling, IL; and Principal- French Robinson Assc., Pinehurst, NC.
He created sundials accurate to within 1.5 seconds anywhere in the world and perfected the manufacturing software to produce them. He and his wife were avid skiers. They enjoyed a love of the game of golf. They retired to Pinehurst, NC in 2003 to pursue their love of golf. There they constructed a replica of Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Poplar Forest’ as their residence. He was a member of the Tin Whistles where he served as historian. He served as chairman for the Marshall’s in the annual North South Tournaments. He and his wife served as co-chairs for the 19th Hole Marshalls for USGA Men’s and Women’s open in 2014 along with various other positions with USGA tournaments.
He came from a long line of family who were members of the Fraternal Order of Freemasonry. He was a member of Burning Springs Lodge #132. A member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and a Noble of the Medina Temple of the Mystic Shrine. Masonic Services will be held at a future date at Knight of Pythias in Elizabeth, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Shriners Children’s Hospital; donate.lovetotherescue.org.
Online condolences may be left at www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.