According to a post on the West Seattle Herald website, Highline Times Publisher Jerry Robinson passed away on Monday, May 26.
Robinson, who was born in 1920, was 94.
On a personal note, BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer lives just a few blocks from Robinson’s home in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood. Robinson was actually Schaefer’s boss at his first journalism gig when he became a Writer/Photographer for the West Seattle Herald while just 17-years old and still in high school.
“I remember J.R. as being very funny, and it was obvious that his great sense of humor ran in his family,” Schaefer said. “And his sons Pat, Tim, Ken, Scott and Mike all had similar qualities, as well as voices just like their Dad’s.”
Robinson was named “Business Leader of the Year” by Discover Burien in 2010, and was a longtime local newspaper man.
Everyone at The B-Town Blog sends out our deepest sympathies to J.R.’s family, friends and staff.
A community icon. Godspeed Jerry.
End of a era. Such a loss to this community.
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