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Karl J. Robinson, software engineer <br> July 22, 1955 -- March 24, 2006

Karl J. Robinson, an Amherst software engineer, died unexpectedly Friday in his Amherst home. He was 50.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Robinson graduated from Bishop Turner High School and earned a bachelor of science degree from Canisius College.

He worked as a software engineer for Northrop Grumman in Amherst for about 10 years. Before that, he worked for Mennon Medical in Clarence for about 10 years, also as a software engineer.

He was a member of Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church.

Mr. Robinson's hobbies included photography, traveling and collecting Inuit carvings.

Survivors include his mother, the former Clotilda Balzer of Cheektowaga; and three sisters, Anne Demblewski of Buffalo, Mary Beth Brown of Boston and Lori Robinson of Wheatfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Queen of Martyrs Church, 180 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. Prayers will be said at 9 in Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home, 85 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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