Robinson, Rev. Hengust, Jr.


Rev. Hengust Robinson, Jr., 83, of Patterson Township, died on Friday, December 26, 2014 in Good Samaritan Hospice, Heritage Valley Beaver. He was surrounded by his family.

Born November 24, 1931 in Glassport, PA, he was the son of the late Hengust and Florence Auslander Robinson. Hengust was a graduate of Glassport High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received his Masters of Divinity from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

He was a pastor for 58 years in the United Methodist Conference of Western PA; where he served churches at Coulter-Lowber, Webster, Indiana, Donora, Mt. Lebanon, Salem, and College Hill; from where he retired in 1997 after serving for 17 years.  After retirement, he was named Pastor Emeritus of College Hill.  He continued to minister after retirement as Pastor of Visitation at Chippewa, and various churches throughout the area. 

Hengust served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, was a Paul Harris Fellow, on the Jumonville Board, Free Masons Lodge 765, Beaver Falls Rotary Club where he been a past president and secretary, board member of the Beaver Falls Salvation Army, and a former member of the American Red Cross of Beaver County.

He is survived by his wife Jean Copeland Robinson, five daughters and their spouses, Lindaly and Winfield Stewart, Susan Robinson, Kimberly and Craig Hocanson, Dana Robinson and her fiancé Tony Snow, Jane and Victor Bovalino, his seven grandchildren, Winfield (Crystal) Stewart, Robert Stewart, Justin Stewart, Jeanna (Michael) Anderson, Alexis, Victoria, and Frantzi Bovalino, his seven great-grandchildren, Kayliegh, Ava, and Gracie Stewart, Capri Stewart, Justin Matthew Stewart, and Michael and Mickaylin Anderson, a sister Jean Kemmerer, a special nephew Charles (Cheryl) Mountain, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Robinson, Thelma Mountain, and Lillian Robinson, a granddaughter, Katlyn-Marie Hocanson, his in-laws, Norris and Eva Marie Copeland, sisters-in-law, Sara (Martin) Nystrand, Grace (Frank) Freeman, Norma (Robert) Wardrop, and Vera Copeland.

Friends were received December 28 and 29 in the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home in Beaver Falls. The funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Chippewa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney Smith, Rev. Charles Fowler, his nephew Rev. Elmer Reamer, and Rev. Larry Reitz leading the service.

Private interment on Wednesday in West Newton Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the first responders and Medic Rescue, the staff and doctors at HVHS Beaver ER, and CCU (nurses Carrie and Doug), and also Dr. Rodriquez and Dr. House for their care and compassion over the many years of his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Jumonville, 887 Jumonville Rd., Hopwood, PA 15445, College Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 313, Beaver Falls, or Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Rd., Beaver Falls, PA 15010.