Jeff Robinson

Profile Updated: March 11, 2022
Jeff Robinson
Residing In: Laguna Niguel, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Valerie, Masters in Public Health
Occupation: Professional FIX it GUY.
Children: Max forced out of France(Covid19) as a student in March. He had 5 days to pack up and leave. Upon arrival More…helf self -quarantined for 2 weeks. Upon his relaease he has been cooking up a storm for his family since. Ariel attending Cal St. Fullerton online since campus shut down(Covid19). Miranda working as a travel co-ordinator for J and J now doing new projects. Val got kicked way upstairs at St. Joseph Healthcare. Val involved in Covid investigation and presently writes grants for raising dollars with drug companies. I am coveted and vice versa by our new dog(Albus). I walk him daily and more. We talk to each other. He is the only one in the house that listens to me. My new project is restoring a 2004 VW Phaeton W8. My hands are always dirty, but I am always learning
Yes! Attending Reunion

A bit of my life. Left Cincy after 1966 for Ca. Enrolled in college and worked full time. Sold motorcycles, bummed around, worked in a high class body shop, and drove a nice Porsche. Lived on the very top of Sunset Plaza Dr. and worked for the producer of the Monkees. Began a career in the men's apparel industry. Sold to retail and started a high grade slack company called Por Vous made in LA. Moved to NYC and continued with several small companies and got hired by Armani in the early 80's. Got bored and went to Greece for 3 months. Upon my return Val and I rented loft space in Tribeca. Worked for the Portuguese Trade Commission for 3 years. packed up and returned to Ca. in 86. We bought our first house started and another clothing company called Rapwear. Sold the company and while searching for a new career both of us lectured for a fashion school. Took a position with a large recruiting company. branched off to a startup and remained for 8 years before opening my own firm called LifeCycle. My specialty was wide format printing software and color science. I remained in business for over 10 years as an independent contract manager for giant Japanese printing companies. LifeCycle morphed into laser science. My proudest achievement as a professional was recruiting a renowned femto second laser scientist who helped build a LASIK for Alcon. I have just managed to sit still over the last few years and watch the kids grow.

School Story:

Three of my fellow 65 grads and I rented an apartment on Monastery St. in Mt. Adams during our senior year. It was a 2 story place. Rent was $45 a month. The upstairs living area gave way to a door leading to a large flat roof. We worked to pay the rent and on Friday and Saturday nites the place was teeming with "guests:, Some invited some not. On Sunday we would wonder over to City View and sit outside on the overlook to the Ohio River. Pete Seidner worked @ Schiff Shoes in Swifton, Steve Rosen worked @ Kroger, Buzz Sawyer worked @ W.T. Grant, and I worked @ Radio Shack. It is amazing how far $1.50+ commission an hour could carry us.

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Jeff Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Charles Sawyer.
Jun 14, 2022 at 12:37 AM

Buzz and I were great friends throughout our senior Year. Buzz worked at WT Grant and we had the opportunity to rent a great apartment as seniors in Mt. Adams. Buzz, Pete Seidner, Steve Rosen and I rented this incredible apartment on lower Celestial for the sum of $45 a month. The apartment is still intact although it has been totally renovayed into a million dollar abode, with an incredible view of the Ohio from the second floor walkout. Our parties were legendary if anyone from Woodward recalls. Our Sunday favorite was City View Tavern. We were all underage. One of us looked old enough to be served. Buzz died from severe drug useage. I made contact with him and invited him to one of our reunions. He declined and I never spoke to him again. He lived in the fast lane.

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May 31, 2022 at 2:19 AM

Kathy, I must thank you for putting up with me in Mr. Ruley's class. Cutting the frog open and finding the Pearl in the oyster( even though no one except you believed me) was what being a Woodward student was all about. I am saddened to know that your life was cut short. I do hope your husband is able to read this and smile. 

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Posted on: Mar 11, 2022 at 12:27 PM

To all of the "65 Woodward classmates. My paternal grandfather his brother,sister and my great grandparents are from Konela, Ukraine. I have never been more proud of my ancestry and hope I hear from more of us. The nazis took their toll on this minor farm town during WWll. Now look what is happening again!

Jeff Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Arthur "Art" Paul.
Jan 03, 2022 at 2:32 PM

Several years ago our family was at The Cactus Pear. My moms first cousin, Francine Rafalo mentioned Art Paul as he was standing up to leave. I had not heard his name for scores of years, and all of a sudden he is standing in front of me. I asked? "Are you the same Art Paul from Woodward"? He said. "Well yes I am".  Instantly I was flooded with memories. I started asking about "Bear", Paul Fleming and Sid Friedman. He gave me a great rundown on them. Now I am sorry to say I won't be able to follow up and find out more. If anyone reading this knows the whereabouts of Coach Fleming please say so. He was an outstanding baseball player at UC...

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Jan 03, 2022 at 2:21 PM

Irv, We go back a long time, including a friendship, and a very long standing friendship between our mom's.. To everyone that reads this. We must revere the time we are on loan here., and realize how thin the line is. Your smile and warmth will be missed by all of us that you touched...

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Apr 20, 2020 at 12:19 PM

Ah Marcia, the precious memeries of Roselawn and way beyond. I do hope you can share your birthday with close friends as long as you are practicing social distancing and wearing your face mask. How to deal with the birthday cake? Well that will be your challenge. Best wishes..........jeff

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Apr 03, 2020 at 12:33 PM

The Dave Mitchell I knew reminded me of the guy who could put a BIG arm around you when you were in need. He kind of lumbered in his approach, almost slough like.When he addressed you the voice came from way down within, Again if memory serves me well, it evolved to a higher pitch upon release. I am sorry I never recorded him.  Here I stand writing this to his friends and family. Maybe some of you have that memory. You certainly show the LOVE 

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May 28, 2019 at 12:33 PM

To the family of Paul Kaplan. I sit here remembering the moments Paul and I were in each others company. It is easy for me to reflect the warmth of his smile and his greeting when we stopped to acknowledge each other. I  recall the friendly face and exchange we had on several ocassions over years in the halls of Woodward. Paul was a mellowed unassuming spirit without a harmful bone in his entire body, He had a shyness in his personality. I regret I was not able to express those memories to him..Jeffrey Robinson