February 12, 1947 - January 5, 2022
Herbert "Herb" Lynn Robinson, III died January 5, 2022 in Henryville, with his two loving children by his side. He was born in Bronxville, NY, February 12, 1947, the eldest of eight children, and spent most of his childhood in Charlotte, NC where his father was transferred soon after his birth. When he was 15, the family moved to Yonkers where Herb attended Roosevelt High School, class of 1965. He spent an unforgettable year in Ireland as an exchange student at Castleknock College outside of Dublin and attended Sienna College. Herb followed his heart to the world of rock-n-roll with his entry into a long career at Bill Graham's Fillmore East working the backstage door pass list. This venue hosted some of the greatest legends the music industry has ever known, including Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Bros., BB King, Eric Clapton, and Janis Joplin. The venue closed in 1971 but Herb was hooked. He moved to the Academy of Music on E. 14th St., the precursor to the Palladium, as a stage manager working with groups as varied as Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, The Kinks, The Grateful Dead, and scores of other rock legends. This was the go-to small concert venue in NYC in the 1970s. through the '70's - '90's Herb also staged shows at Madison Square Garden, Central Park, and the Beacon Theater. Through the '90's he was the production manager at the Jones Beach concert venue for concerts with Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Ben Vereen and countless other big-name performers. While production manager at Jones Beach, Herb organized an alliance with Syd Mandelbaum to donate leftover catered food to the poor. Herb showed Syd that the bands had certain contract provisions that went beyond their actual performance duties, and Syd wondered if a contract provision could be included to donate food. Herb agreed it would be a great idea and thus Rock and Wrap It Up was created, and it has grown to be a normal contract provision used by all manner of entertainment and sports venues. Herb was a national and international tour manager for multiple groups taking him as far as Japan and Australia prior to working closer to home and expanding his focus to local event management after the birth of his two children. Herb was highly regarded in all his professional endeavors, and he enjoyed every minute. Yet, none of these fabulous experiences could surpass the joy he felt when his children Farrah and Gerard were born. They are the light of his life. He was a wonderful dad, full of amusing puns, playful games, and fun adventures, but most of all, full of dedication to their education and their health. Herb was the most wonderful big brother, too. He was the leader of the band, as it were, the eldest of 8 siblings who all looked to him for guidance (and backstage passes). He was a trustworthy and empathetic friend who often brought a positive perspective to problems big or small. His seven younger siblings: Barbara Binford (Wade), William, Patricia Wisniewski, Richard (Marsha), Sharon (Wayne Kennan), Gigi Lestak (Rob) and Joanie Lestak (Glen) all mourn his loss. In addition to his siblings and his beloved children, Herb is survived by his ex-wife, Dannah Robinson; two aunts: Patricia Foster of New Port Richey, FL; and Anne S. Flannery of Bronxville; eight nieces and nephews; and 19 first cousins. He will be sadly missed by all. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, January 14 at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Rd, Cresco, PA. Zoom will be available.
Herbert "Herb" Lynn Robinson, III died January 5, 2022 in Henryville, with his two loving children by his side. He was born in Bronxville, NY, February 12, 1947, the eldest of eight children, and spent most of his childhood in Charlotte,... View Obituary & Service Information
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