Friday, October 15, 2010

Parent Remarks

(Contributed by Dave's parents)

Jim and Sandy want to thank all the good folks who have responded with additions to this blogspot, and to Don L for putting it together. Reading the entries brought back lots of memories for us as well. We wish all of you a good future, and blessings, and thank you for all the good thoughts about Dave.

(Contributed by Jim, Dave's father)

I have been remembering lots of the old gang activities. One that sticks out in my mind is the Friday or Saturday evening that a bunch of you had a jam session and sleepover. What I remember about the music is that we had the back porch door wide open, and Sandy and I were out by the fence talking with our neighbor, and it was still LOUD! Sounded pretty good too. I know you all shared a number of interests, but music is the one I remember most.

Memorial Pictures

(Contributed by Jim R., David's father)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Goon yet. I mean, this cartoon character was definitely one of Dave's favorites pastimes when I knew him, and for me was an extension of his personality, both happy and fun.

Who was Goon? I don't have any pictures (maybe Kevin or Don do?), and I certainly don't have enough skill to draw him (yeah, I suck that bad), but he was this green cucumber shaped alien with yellow lips, who was always the source of some bizarre antics in comic strips coming from Kevin or Dave. Goon had a song ("doopy-doopy-doopy doo, doopy-doopy-doopy doo!" - got a link for that one?) and even hosted a web site for a short time.

Thanks for Goon, Dave!

Update by Kevin:

Here's a (old and therefore really bad) recording of Goon's theme song, written by Dave and myself: Goon's Circus

Monday, October 4, 2010

At Rest

(Submitted by Susan Jendryka)

David's urn is now in its final resting place. Picture a green hill, small autumn trees nearby, the flag off in the distance, buried with his homemade ark and golden angels on top, his flower cross marking the spot and the sun shining. Psalm 23 and the Lord's prayer, and a few personal blessings.

Large Program

Friday, October 1, 2010

Scoutmaster's Minute

In memory of David Robison

I was Scoutmaster of troop 259 when David joined our troop. He was older and more mature than the other new scouts. I have never met anyone who was better at working with the younger boys. He sacrificed his own advancement to help others. I had to make a special effort to ensure he didn't completely sacrifice his own advancement.

I take as much pleasure at his achieving First Class as the Eagle Scout awards.
David went on my first 50 mile hike with the troop. Although he suffered from the rigors of the hike around Mt Hood, he never complained.

David was one of the finest people I have known. Although I was greatly shocked to hear of his death, his family can take comfort in knowing he left the world a better place.

Jack Savage
Troop 259

Today's service

Dave S. and I started off early and headed north to Federal Way. Though it was sunny and cool at my house, the ocean clouds and a little fog in places rolled in about Kelso on up to Federal Way. We hit only light traffic and got there early. We stopped to look at books in town at Barnes & Noble and had a quick lunch at a Chinese buffet grill. We were still a bit early so we popped over to Dash Point State Park for a few minutes and then headed over to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

We were greeted by the family, exchanged hugs, reminisced, and we introduced to more family and friends before taking our seats for the service. Rev. Bob Beckstrom led the proceedings with an invocation and we sang A Mighty Fortress.

Susan followed with the eulogy, which you can find on this blog.

We followed with readings from Psalm 23, Isaiah 25:6 - 9, and Revelations 21:1 - 5

Then we sang Amazing Grace.

The pastor then commented on Matthew 13:31 - 32 (As a mustard seed)

We followed with the Apostles' Creed and the Lord's Prayer.

After a short benediction, we ended with singing Onward Christian Soldiers.

There was a nice reception afterwards with some sandwich makings, fruit, vegetables, & pastries and cookies. We met Susan and Brian's kids and enjoyed a plate of food. Jim and Sandy (Dave's parents) commented on how much they appreciated your memories and thoughts on this page and the efforts of folks to help remember Dave. They realize that we are scattered around the country and planet and I hope to convey that they have nothing but good feelings thanks for all of you, whether physically present or not.

After some picture taking, we took our leave and headed back south with the clouds breaking and the sun setting as we passed over the Columbia river back into Oregon and a Yes song winding down as the day did. It was a nice time to think about the good friend, brother, son, and uncle Dave was with a sense that he left behind a good group of people that, while the circumstances were sad, I was happy to have seen again after so many years.

I hope to have scans of the memorial documents up on the site in the next day or two.