We are saddened to announce the passing of Ariel Robinson who was in assisted living in Leesburg, Virginia since experiencing a severe heart attack back in September.
Ariel was a car enthusiast for most of his life and was especially fond of his beloved Citroëns. He was renowned in the Citroën community, especially on the East Coast of the U.S. and attended every Rendezvous for 40 years.
Ariel was an intellect and an artist. A disciplinarian and an old softy. An incredible Baritone and a Mensan. He loved classical music, history, and philosophy. If you spent more than 5 minutes with him, you were sure to learn about Karl Popper. Spend a few more and he’d tell you of his youthful jaunt scaling Seneca Rocks, West Virginia with no ropes. He threw great parties and could cook up gourmet meals and leave a huge mess!
He also had an abiding love for his Father’s legacy in Western Maryland and West Virginia. He served the United States for 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant.
Ariel took great pride in his 8 children, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. His wife of 48 years, Ferne Robinson, preceded him in death in 1998.
He will be greatly missed in our Citroën community.