Jerome W. Robinson, 73, former Buffalo Fire Department lieutenant and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday (Sept. 23, 1998) in Buffalo General Hospital.
Born in Buffalo, he served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. As a result of his Navy experience, he developed a hobby of building and carving model ships. He also was an accomplished artist, specializing in oil paintings ranging from landscapes to portraits.
"He could do anything with his hands," said a son, Donnie, of Scarborough, Ont. "He built beautiful models of ships."
Robinson was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
After he left the Fire Department, he worked for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.
Survivors also include three daughters, Sharon Robinson and Karen Robinson and Donna Davis, all of Buffalo; another son, Larry of Collingwood, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon Tuesday at the H. Alfred Lewis Mortuary, 968 Jefferson Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.