Cheryl Lucas Robinson, 78, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital on Friday, December 1, 2023 surrounded by all of her children and big brother and sister-in-law after a 3 month complicated battle from a fall.
She was the loving wife of Louis N. Robinson for 35 years who passed in 2016 after a brave battle with cancer.
Cheryl was born at Garfield Hospital in Washington, D.C. on February 16, 1945 exactly one year after her older brother Thomas Lucas was born. She, her parents, and her brother briefly lived in DC until moving to Bethesda where she spent the majority of her childhood. After graduating from Walter Johnson High School, Cheryl earned an associate’s degree in English from the University of Maryland, and began a 20 year career working on the psych unit at NIH. She always said her dream was to be a curator of an art museum. During her high school years, she met her longtime best friend Kitty Hurley who she stayed close with her entire life. After her first marriage, she married the love of her life Louis Robinson (Robby). Together they traveled all over Europe and the Caribbean and frequently took their children with them. Cheryl became a loving stepmother to Robby’s children and welcomed a son shortly after their marriage in 1981. She helped Robby build Spartan Electric Co. from a small company working out of their home, to a very successful 200 employee electrical contracting company.
During this time, Cheryl was a part of a tennis league at Quince Orchard that she played in for years. With the influence from her husband, Cheryl took up golf later in life. After taking some golf lessons, she met her other best friend Cheryl Musser. Together they joined a golf league and played together for years. All the way up until Robby got sick, they would try to play golf together every Sunday at Little Bennett and tape the Redskins game, her favorite team, to watch afterward.
Cheryl lived for the holidays. She enjoyed so much being around family (called Gran by her grandchildren) and sharing her delicious appetizers and meals she worked tirelessly to perfect. Cheryl and Robby have a townhome at Deep Creek Lake, MD where they would spend many weekends during the summer after The Point View closed. During that time she also rented out the property and managed it by herself. One of her favorite times was this past summer where she enjoyed fireworks on her balcony with two of her grandkids, one on either side of her, after enjoying a filet mignon dinner.
She loved dogs, having had Prinz, Satan (Sate-bo), Nike, and briefly Bailey, Jaeger, and Tormund. Almost every day of Nike’s life no matter the weather, Cheryl would walk him to the end of the neighborhood and back. She belonged to several gyms and was always on the go. Later in life she would go to physical therapy every Tuesday morning and would do her exercises every evening from 6-7 while watching Family Feud. Her reward for working so hard was a glass or two of Pinot Grigio filled to the brim with ice while she made dinner.
Cheryl was a two-time cancer survivor. Robby frequently called her “the toughest lady he ever met.” Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian Lucas and Thomas Lucas, and her husband Louis Robinson. Cheryl is survived by many - her brother Thomas Lucas and his family Ruya Lucas, Tayfun, Baris, and Filiz Cavusoglu; children Joshua Robinson of Waterford, VA, Daniel Robinson (Marianne Russo) of Hedgesville, WV, John Robinson of Hilton Head, SC, Pamela Stultz (Charles) of Middletown, MD, and Teresa Lemere (Kenneth) of Middletown, MD; grandchildren Zachary & Fiona Robinson, Travis & Dylan Robinson, Austin & Sean Lemere, and Dominic Stultz; great-grandchildren Isabella & Kaiden Robinson, and by three days, Graham Robinson. She was also survived by her two Godchildren; Chrissy Hurley Mireles and Ron Hurley, Jr.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838 (hiltonfh.com). Interment and a short service will be held graveside at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, next to her husband, at 1:45pm.
Finally, every year Cheryl worked tirelessly to raise money for The Robby Foundation and The Robby Invitational Golf Tournament which raises money for the pediatric and military divisions of Frederick Health Hospice and the Virginia Cancer Foundation who helps sick chemotherapy patients pay their bills. We would ask, in lieu of flowers, for memorial contributions to be made in Cheryl Robinson’s name to The Robby Foundation or directly to Frederick Health Hospice or the VCF. To make a donation to The Robby Foundation, please contact her son Joshua Robinson, (703) 687-7653 or email@example.com.
Cheryl will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her!
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hilton Funeral Home
22111 Beallsville Road
Barnesville, MD 20838
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Mount Olivet Cemetery
515 S Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701
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From: Tom Lucas
It's tough when you have known someone who passed this way and was your best friend and lil sister for almost 79 years. Wow, I've had a real tough time seeing my lil sis fight for her life after her fall these past three months, and now leaving us for our Lord and Savior for eternity. It's been yet another traumatic time in my life and it's hard to hold back the tears everyday. Cheryl was an incredible sister and has always there for me and our families. She was there for me when I lost my walking ability in 1977 due to a flu bug that afflicted muscles in my legs. I remember it well, as it was the week that Elvis passed and I couldn't go downstairs to fix my meals in the townhouse I resided in. Cheryl would bring me my dinner after her work day at NIH everyday. My roommate's girlfriend picked up the other times, but Cheryl was faithful and brought the dinners. Some other memories were when we went to Glen Echo, zoo, fireworks at the Mall, beaches, museum, Deep Creek Lake, Lake Caroline, riding bikes as kids, Christmas together with our mom and dad and later with our own families, walking and riding to school together, double dating, and when Cheryl and mom ran up the escalator at BWI when I was waiting for them to pick me up when I returned from the Marine Corps in Vietnam. They just about knocked me down with hugs and love. I loved it when she waited for me to return from the Marine Corps and Vietnam in 1966 to get hitched to her first husband. She insisted that I wear my Marine Corps dress blues for her wedding too. I know that our Lord and Savior has a special place for my lil sis in eternity with Him, so I will deeply miss her but just think about all our family, friends, and pets who will be there welcoming her home. This is indescribable, but the Word tells it all. RIP in our Lord and Savior lil sis. I will love you forever. Say hi to our family, friends, and pets for your big bro! Tom
From: The Hilton Family
Our deepest condolences to your family.
From: Oscar Acosta
With deepest condolences to the Robison’ family from our team We are sorry for you loss.