Donald W. Robson

May 7, 1926 - February 1, 2024

05/07/1926 - 02/01/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday February 06, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday February 06, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Visitation
Wednesday February 07, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Funeral Service
Wednesday February 07, 2024
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday February 07, 2024
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions

Donald W. (Soup) Robson, age 97 of Shadyside, Ohio, passed away on Thursday February 1, 2024, peacefully with his son, Mark, his caregiver, his daughter, Dana, and his granddaughter, Bethany, at his side at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Don was born in Bellaire, Ohio, May 7, 1926, the son of the late John and Pearl (Haddix) Robson. He was a Protestant by faith.

Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy the night he graduated from Bellaire High School in 1944. After basic training in Great Lakes, he boarded his ship, LST 799, as a radioman and headed off to war. Injured in rough seas on the way to the Panama Canal, he was put ashore in Panama as his ship continued on. After a few weeks he rejoined his ship in California and continued across the Pacific. His first stop was Iwo Jima where they witnessed the flag raising on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Following that, he took part in the first wave of the invasion of Okinawa where he was wounded again in combat on April 12, 1945. At the end of the war, he was anchored in Tokyo harbor within sight of the USS Missouri where the terms of surrender were signed on September 2, 1945. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Don was active in the American Legion Post 52 in Bellaire, Ohio, where he held several offices over the years and traveled often to Legion conventions all over the United States. He was also active in the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the US LST Association.

Don loved NASCAR races and attended them annually. He was a fan of #7 Dale Earnhardt.

Don worked for Wheeling Steel from 1946 to 1949, followed by Ohio Power AEP, where he retired in 1987.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty (Robson) Anderson, brother-in-law, Walter (Andy) Anderson, his first wife of 39 years in 1986, June (Littleton) Robson and his second wife of 32 years, Velma (Knapp) Robson in 2019.

He is survived by his daughter, Dana (Curtis) Workman of Dobson, North Carolina, and his son, Mark Robson of Houston, Texas. Grandchildren, Matt Workman of Clover, South Carolina, and Bethany (Workman) Wilkinson, (fiancé Scott Kohn) of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Great-grandchildren, Collin (Ashley) Workman of Pasadena, Texas, John Workman USAF, New Mexico, Tate Wilkinson and Hayes Wilkinson of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. One great-great granddaughter, Lyla Grace Workman of Pasadena, Texas. Niece, Kelly Creason, and nephew, Sean Anderson of Arizona.

Family and friends will be received at Bauknecht Altmeyer in Shadyside, Ohio, 3900 Central Avenue on Tuesday, February 6, from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Additional visitation will be on Wednesday, February 7, from 11:00am until time of service at 1:00pm with Pastor Seth Filburn officiating. Immediate burial to follow at Holly Memorial Gardens where full military honors will be conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association.

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Jeff Mayhugh
19 days ago

Dana and Mark, I’m sorry for the loss your dad. I remember how I felt when I lost my dad at a much younger age.

Lori Gatchell Custer
21 days ago

Dana and Mark, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He and your mom were such good friends to my mom and dad, Bill and Mary Lou. I have such fond memories of your dad at Tidd and Cardinal plant picnics and of visiting with your family at Christmas time. Your dad always had the sunniest smile and was so kind to me. I am sending many prayers for comfort and strength to both of you and your families at this time.
Fondly,
Lori Gatchell Custer

Robert Brown
25 days ago

Such a beautiful slide show full of family memories and honor. I’m so sorry for the passing of your Dad. He lives on in your hearts and will always. Although I never met your Dad I feel as if I knew him from all the things Mark shared with me in last few years. I am blessed as is our nation for the WWII service of your Dad being a hero as one of the greatest generation! May your Dad Rest-In-Peace and watch over you both Mark and Dana and his/your entire family circle.

Roberta Bragan
25 days ago

I am so sorry Dana. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

Amy & Tom Lowe
26 days ago

Mark and Dana, I’m so sorry for the loss of you dad, his memories will last forever

GEARY BATTISTELLI
27 days ago

DON WAS AN EXTREMELY KIND NEIGHBOR WHO ALWAYS SMILED REGARDLESS OF THE CONVERSATION -HE WAS ALSO A DISTINGUISHED WAR HERO AND THE RECEPIENT OF 2 PURPLE HEARTS -GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY

Tina Tiller
27 days ago

Dana , remembering the good times with your dad and mom.
What a mischievous grin your Dad had! He has the angels laughing!! Love to you.

Patricia Valloric
28 days ago

My condolences to the Robson family. Soup was a friend of my parents since high school.
Patty Bauknecht Valloric

Chuck Reese
28 days ago

Soup was a great guy. Lifelong friend of my parents. They all had a great life and were truly the “Greatest Generation”

Bob Ney
28 days ago

So sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. Soup was a great guy. I talked frequently with him years back when June was my campaign treasurer. Always enjoyed him.
May his memory be for a blessing.