In Tribute

Timothy Sumner Robinson: In Memoriam


Tim Robinson

July 16, 1945 – October 7, 2003

My partner and beloved husband, Tim Robinson, died of complications from surgery on October 7, 2003, in Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia. His funeral was in his hometown of Dora, Alabama on the 11th.

Some of the countless tributes to Tim are posted below. You are invited to write your memories about Tim in the guestbook.

Tim was editorial director, search & navigation for America Online and I want to thank everyone there for their incredible support, including Gerry Campbell, Tim’s dedicated team, and AOL associates Tim Ito, Jamie Hammond and Shawn Schrager – as well as extend my deepest gratitude to friends and family too numerable to mention.

Our clients have also lent me amazing support, including Involve Technology, Plantronics, Jim Ukropina, The Farmers Market, New California Media, Tom Lauda, Michael Mitchell, and Pragito Dove, as well as Women in Business chapters throughout California and my colleagues in the Association for Women in Communications.

I regret that I can’t post all the amazing tributes to Tim that have come in, or thank everyone individually for their support — but you are in my heart.


Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund benefiting journalism students at Tim’s alma mater, Samford University, has been established. You may send contributions online through the Samford web site. Just designate the “TS Robinson Scholarship.”


AOL Corporate
The Associated Press
Birmingham Post-Herald
The Daily Journal
Montgomery Advertiser
United Press International
The Washington Post
The Washington Times

Early Tributes

Bob Close
Bryceon Sumner
Kirstin Cruikshank-Sego
Dora High School
Greg Petras
Jim Ukropina
Joe Chapman, UPI
Terah Sherer
Terry Carter via Romenesko
Tony Heffernan, UPI

Remembering Tim Robinson

What is your email address?     
Please enter your remembrances.

This site is dedicated to Tim’s family, friends and the people of Dora, Sumiton and Jasper, Alabama. Thanks to Steve Chin for web design.