Rev. Robinson, Fisher J., SVD, Divine Word Missionary, a 40 year resident of Los Angeles, passed away Thursday, October 18th, 2007 in Downey. Born in Louisiana Father Robbie was 78 years of age. He joined the Divine Word Missionaries in 1950, ordained priest in 1958. He is survived by two sisters Juanita Harang, Houston, Texas and Winnie Mae, Omaha, Nebraska and five nephews and 1 niece among many other family. Among various positions and duties Fr Robinson served as Principal of Verbum Dei High School (67-80); Chaplain of the Regina's (67-07);Pastor at St Malachy Church (80-89); Vicar of Black Catholics in L.A. (86-2000); a 4th Degree in Knights & Ladies of Peter Claver. Vigil Service at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in L.A. 7:00 PM Monday, October 22; Funeral Mass, Tuesday, October 23, 11:00 AM at St John Evangelist Church reception to follow at St Bernadette Church Hall; Committal will be Wednesday, October 24th, 2007, 9:30 AM at Crestlawn Memorial park in Riverside. In lieu of flowers please remember Fr Fisher Robinson Scholarship Fund at VDHS or Divine Word Missionaries.

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  1. Robbie, You are our brother! We are so grateful for your strong commitment to the Word; for your dedication to the Church, especially to the Society of the Divine Word in which you lived 65 years as a Divine Word Missionary, of those serving faithfully as a priest for almost 50 years. We remember long and deep your love and compassion. You spent your life building bridges between/among peoples. We celebrate that you now enjoy the fullness of life. praise God – rest peacefully!

  2. Dear Brother, It is hard to believe that you are gone. You are gone from this earth but not from my heart. Your life, a life well lived, was a testament to God, every minute you breathe the life of spiritual example. We celebrated your transition last week, but I could not help but post this note of love and to say I miss you and your shining light of love.

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