Steven Scott Robinson
LOLO - Steven Scott Robinson
, 35, of Lolo, lost his
battle with melanoma and passed away on Monday, May 1, 2000, at Missoula Community Hospital.He
was born on Jan. 13, 1965, in Concord, Calif., to Carson and Betty Brown Robinson.Steven's father was a Marine Corps officer, and his
mother taught all levels of high school math.The family lived all over the United States.Steve
graduated from Potomac Senior High School in Woodbridge, Va., in 1983.While in high school, he
competed on the track team and the varsity wrestling team, earning honors both in athletics and academics.Steve
then went on to the distinguished Virginia Military Institute, earning a degree in mechanical engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1987.He
served as an Air Force navigator in the armed forces reserves until 1993.
In the summer of 1988, Steve
discovered the Big Sky Country, and permanently moved to Montana that fall.Rocket, as he
was affectionately called by his
co-workers, worked as a talented design engineer for Zugay Engineering, Inc. in Stevensville.Steve
approached life with a rare gusto found only in a few.He
was an avid outdoors man and truly enjoyed nature.Steve
spent much of his
time with family and friends, hiking, playing paintball, camping, fishing and especially big game hunting.Indoors, nobody could shake a stick at Steve
was a regular barroom Olympian, playing billiards, darts and socializing with friends and strangers alike.Stevo was often known to pull that magic card from his
cribbage hand and leave you high and dry.
Steve's patience, intelligence and kindness made him a wonderful teacher, and he
was a true example of how to live life with integrity, honesty and an amazing amount of courage.He
was a positive spirit and an eternal optimist, even to the end.He
touched all who knew him, and showed us how to live life to its fullest.Ultimately, Steve
is a very special son, brother, uncle and friend.we will miss you, coolhooah.
Survivors include his
parents Carson and Betty Brown Robinson ; his
sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Ty Brennan ; and his
nieces and nephew, Sarah, Rebeccah and John Brennan.
Services will be held this Saturday, May 6, at the Christian Life Center in Missoula at 4 : 30 p.m. A reception will be held afterwards to celebrate his
life at Bitterroot Sporting Clays in Florence at 6 p.m.
In memory of Steve
, the family suggests that donations might be given to the American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research, 300 Catlin, Suite 1A, Missoula, MT 59801, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 2291 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59801.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.