Obituary: Earl F. Robinson Jr.


NAUGATUCK — Earl F. Robinson, Jr. 79, of Fairwood Road, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 with his beloved wife Sandra, by his side.

Earl was born July 31, 1933 in Waterbury the son of the late Earl F. Robinson Sr. and Ann (Satula) Robinson. He was raised in the Bethlehem and Oxford area and worked as a truck driver for Timex Corporation for many years before his retirement. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War conflict and was involved with many civic organizations including the Southbury Business Association where he formerly served as president, the American Legion Post 0147 in Southbury, the Elks Lodge 967 in Naugatuck where he was a trustee and chairman of the House Committee. He also was a member of the Waterbury Deep Sea Fishing Club and served as secretary. Earl enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing, and traveling with his wife. He was also the owner and operator of Captain Earl’s Seafood Market in Naugatuck.

Besides his wife Sandra of 30 years, he is survived by his children, Matt Knapik and his fiancé Karly Arnold of Virginia Beach; his daughter Heather and her husband Tony Grillo of Beacon Falls; his brothers, Robert and his wife Barbara, and David Robinson and his wife Barbara of Oxford; his sisters, Judy Perugini and her husband Louie of Middlebury, Joyce Skowronski and her husband Bill of Sandy Hook, as well as his grandchildren, Jared, Sydney, Josh, and Austin.

He was predeceased by his brothers, James, Donald, and Frankie Robinson.

Services for Mr. Robinson will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Casey-O’Donnell Family Funeral home has been entrusted to assist the family with the arrangements.

In grateful appreciation for the care that was provided to the Robinson family, memorial donations in Earl’s memory may be made to the VNA Healthcare Hospice, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708.

To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, visit