By | November 16, 2021
Robin L. Greiner, Jr. Death

Robin L. Greiner Jr. Death – Robin L. Greiner Jr. has passed away at the age of 89 on November 7, 2021. Greiner Jr. was born in San Jose, California on August 24, 1932. He went to John Muir Elementary, Hamilton Junior High and graduated from Fresno High School in 1950. Robin studied at California State University, Berkeley, and was a graduate of Fresno State University. Later, after he graduated from State University, he went to mortuary school and got his license as a funeral director in the Los Angeles area, and returned to Fresno where he served many families dealing with the loss of loved ones while working at Yost and Webb in Fresno and the Fowler Funeral Home in Fowler.

Greiner, Jr. took up his career in ice skating and began taking lessons with Bill and Julie Barrett, ice dance champions who had relocated to Fresno from London, England. He paired with Carol Ormaca Butler and went on to win the United States Pairs Championships four times and competed in the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina, Italy, and two World Ice Skating Championships in Oslo, Norway, and Garmisch, Germany. While skating in world competitions, he and Carol had the opportunity to skate exhibitions in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Paris, and Prague.

In 1965 he was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame and in the Fresno High School Hall of Fame in 2014. Robin spent the last 20 years of his professional career working for the California Employment Development Department in Fresno and retired in 1994. After his retirement, Robin became active in many service and social justice activities including the Fresno Interfaith Alliance, Planned Parenthood Miramonte, the Fresno Women’s Democratic Club, and the Central California Alliance.

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