Michael G. “Mike” Robinson of Hermiston died on Jan. 9, 2020 in Richland, Wash. at the age of 76.
He was born on May 13, 1943 in Pendleton to Bertram and Marguerite Grant Robinson.
They moved their family to Hermiston in 1952. Mike participated in track and graduated from Hermiston High School in the class of 1961. He then attended Eastern Oregon College for a short time before starting his career in the grocery business. Mike was united in marriage to Mary Jo McEvoy on Dec. 29, 1961 in Lewiston, Idaho. They owned and operated Mike’s Market in Hermiston for 32 years, retiring in 2015.
He enjoyed being in the mountains hunting and fishing. Mike was very outgoing and loved driving around visiting his friends or calling them on the phone. He had a great sense of humor and loved joking with everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jo Robinson; daughter, Jeanne Daley and her husband Mike; son, Steve Robinson and his wife Mary; grandchildren, Mike, Justin, Keara, Kellan and Erika; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Robinson; and sister, Fleur Huddleston.
A celebration gathering will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. at The Gathering Place at Bellinger’s, 1823 S. Highway 395, Hermiston.
A private family burial will be at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Those who wish may make contributions in Mike’s memory to the Hermiston Warming Station, in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.
Please share memories of Mike with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.