Edward “Doogie” Robin, Sr. passed away peacefully, while surrounded by loved ones at his home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved former husband of the late Doris G. Robin, former companion of Portia C. Roberts and former husband of Thaslia C. Robin. Loving father of Edward “Pete” Robin Jr. (Janice), Chris Robin Sr., Brad Robin Sr. (Debbie), Don Robin Sr. (Kathy), Chad Robin (Jenny), Chantel Robin Viada (Ramon Jr.), Marcela Robin Dardar (Tony), Elizabeth “Lita” Robin Locicero (Nick), Lee Robin (Sonya) and the late Donna Ann Robin. Son of the late John Robin and Helen Couture Robin. Brother of Lorraine Acosta, Phillip “Buddy” Robin, Violet Melerine, Joan Nash, Terry “Corkey” Robin and the late Ronald Robin. Proud grandfather of 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Special thanks to Ms. Debra, Barbara Manuel and Jackie Bailey for their devoted care.
Edward, lovingly known by those close to him as “Doogie” was born in New Orleans on March 9, 1926. He was a Mason in his beliefs and at an early age Doogie enlisted in the military to serve his country during World War II. He enlisted himself into the United States Navy and sailed aboard the USS Neville (APA – 9) in the Pacific, earning 5 battle stars during his commission. Doogie later was honorably discharged from the United States Navy having served from 1943 – 1946, granting him the honor of being a United States Navy Veteran.
Upon returning, Doogie chose St. Bernard Parish to live his entire life and continued to reside in the picturesque bayou community of Yscloskey. He was a well-known and respected figure in St. Bernard Parish who founded a concrete establishment in the southeast region’s fisheries. In 1947 and with meager finances, he harvested local waters and established “Robin’s Seafood.” Approaching 70 years later, his thriving company continues to provide some of the freshest Louisiana oysters cultivated and harvested anywhere in the South. His sons now perpetuate the reputation of Robin’s Seafood at the same location in the beautiful, Spanish-moss-adorned Yscloskey bayous, rich in natural resources and rich in heritage.
Aside from his many accomplishments and being a busy man, Doogie never made short of the time he made to be with his greatest accomplishment, his family! He, to the very end, would make long road trips to make sure that everybody was taken care of and safe. Doogie was extremely loved, will be terribly missed, but will never ever be forgotten.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard, LA. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.