John F. Robinson, 59, of Cushing died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 14, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Rockland, the son of Allison and Ruth (Roscoe) Robinson. He attended local schools and was a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School.

He had several places of employment including the Strand Theatre, O’Hara, and National Sea Products. In 1976, he started a 32-year career in painting and wall papering in which he took great pride. His favorite pastime was hunting rabbits with his Beagle Missy. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica, drums, dancing, listening to country music, and traveling around the countryside with his wife in his Holiday Rambler RV (which he called Big Red Wagon).

John and Millie would like to say a special thank you to Allen and Marg Mitchell and Sandy Latagne of McCormicks, and Kno-Wal-Lin hospice for their special care. The family would also like to give a special thanks to his hospice nurse of many months, Larry Hills, and Dr. Ira Mandell as they were both very caring friends to him.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Richard W. Robinson; and his and brother-in-law, Shirley Beal.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Millie; his son, Christopher and his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Joshua and Emily of Waldoboro; his daughter, Melissa and her husband, Eric Schweighauser, and their two children, Jacob and Morgan of Fort Knox, Ky.; three sisters, Lorraine and her husband, Donald Cassidy, of Brunswick, Linda Moss of Thomaston and Lakeland, Fla., and twin sister Judy and her husband, Bryan Smith, of Austin, Texas; one brother, Ervin (Bubba) and his wife, Jean, of Waldoboro; four stepchildren, Dennis Proctor and his, wife, of Falmouth, Susan Lindley and family of Las Crusas, N.M., Cynthia Linneken and family of Freeport; and five nieces and seven nephews.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kno-Wal-Lin hospice care.