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Ernest Robinson Jr.

d. December 19, 2022

Ernest William Robinson Jr affectionately known as “Ernie” was born to the late Henrietta and Ernest Robinson Sr on February 4th, 1951 in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA. Ernie was the middle child of 3 children born to the Robinsons (Donna, the eldest and the youngest, the late David). Even as a youth Ernie proved himself to be a child of God as he was a baptized Catholic and served as an Alter Boy at Immaculate Conception Church and School. He also knew the value of work as a young boy where he worked as a paper boy for several years. Ernie attended Cardinal Dougherty High School and graduated in 1968, here is where he developed an interest in engineering and went on to attend Drexel University for a short time. Eventually, he moved on to acquire a certification in Addiction Counseling from Community College of Philadelphia. He spent over 40 years working and supporting others in all scopes of their lives in the field of Human Services. Most notably he was once employed as case worker for the State of PA. He also was a dedicated Addiction Counselor at the Salvation Army and YMCA, and Supervisor at Self INC. Most recently he worked at his favorite place, Merakey, as the Lead Mental Health Technician. In his younger days he also spent some time as a cook at Chestnut Hill College and that meant he was King of the Kitchen at all the family gatherings too! Ernie had met and fell in love with his beloved wife Angela “Angie” Peak over 30 years ago. The two were together in love until his last breath. Ernie was a devoted father and all about his family. He was a fanatic for the five time Super Bowl champs, the Dallas Cowboys! Born to Ernie and Angie were two children, (Latifah and Travis) whom they love and adore. In the early years as a family, Ernie often enjoyed waking them up at 5 am on Saturdays to attend the NJ flea markets. Over time they moved on to taking trips to the Franklin Mills Mall, watching all the holiday parades, cruising the town to see the Christmas lights, and we can’t forget about the annual vacations to Wildwood, NJ. Ernie and Angie supported both of their children through all of their life events including: all graduations, Travis’ entrepreneurship, the birth of his first granddaughter and Latifah’s wedding. Ernie was also known as “Pop-pop”. His first granddaughter “Mani” was his everything, they shared a very special relationship and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for her. Ernie, entered his eternal rest on Monday, December 19, 2022 in his home and leaves to mourn his wife, Angela Peak, daughter, Latifah Peak, son, Travis Robinson, son-in-law, Christopher Sims, grand-daughter, Amani Sims, sister, Donna Robinson, two neices, Michelle and Kenya, nephew, Noel, two unlces, Sterling and Arthur, aunt, Alice, mother-in-law, Odessa Peak and a host of other special family and friends. We, the family, are thankful for the outpour of love and support we have been receiving due to the sudden passing of our beloved, Ernie. Ernie will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be forever in our hearts. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday December 29, 2022 10am-10:30am. A Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30am at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church 109 E Price st Phila Pa 19144. Interment will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at a later date.
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