Robins Irve Robins, age 87, of St. Louis Park, died on 4/29/03. Irve, born and raised in St. Paul, MN, devoted his entire life to his family and helping others. Irve was a lifelong musician and well-known band leader and singer playing at weddings, parties and bar/bat mitzvahs all over the Twin Cities. He also played with the Twin City Philharmonic, the Post Legion Band, Osman Temple Shrine Band, and others. In high school, Irve was an honor student and the captain of his basketball team. At 16, he was a yo-yo champion, winning a Golden Yo-Yo. Irve owned and operated Robins Salvage Company and was also retired from the St. Paul Post Office. He was also an active member of the Osman Shrine Temple, Mpls Jewish Community Center, Temple of Aaron Synagogue and Beth El Synagogue, and the Twin Cities Musicians' Union. Preceded in death by his parents, Bluma & Harris Robins; his sisters and brothers, Gertrude Tanner, Ann Arner, Phil Robins, Louie Robins, Oscar Robins, and niece, Beverly Arner. Survived by his loving wife, Sari, of 59 years. Beloved father of Judy & Elliot Wolson, Mark & Alberta Robins. Grandfather of Sherrilynn Wolson and Neil Black, Kim Wolson and Norman Abramson, Edward Robins and Ruth Robins, and uncle to Marvel Ginsburg, Larry & Adrienne Tanner, Stuart Arner, and many great nieces and nephews. Funeral services FRIDAY, 2:30 PM, BETH EL SYNAGOGUE (CHAPEL), 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park. Memorials preferred to the Sari & Irve Robins Bima Fund, Beth El Synagogue, Temple of Aaron Synagogue, or the Struthers Parkinson's Center. SHIVA, 11665 26th Ave N., Plymouth (Sat. & Sun. eves). He and his music will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Arr. Hodroff & Sons
Published on May 1, 2003
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