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Lynn Neil Robinson

May 15, 1941 - April 21, 2017

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Lynn Neil Robinson

May 16, 1941 - Apr 21, 2017




Lynn Neil Robinson passed away peacefully in his Taylorsville, Utah home Friday, April 21, 2017, from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Lynn was born May 16, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas to James Lewis Robinson and Dorothy Scott Zimmerman, but raised primarily in Hemet, California. Music was Lynn's passion. By age 12, he was playing the organ professionally in church. At 18, he moved to Provo, UT to study music at Brigham Young University. It was there he joined...

Lynn Neil Robinson

May 16, 1941 - Apr 21, 2017




Lynn Neil Robinson passed away peacefully in his Taylorsville, Utah home Friday, April 21, 2017, from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Lynn was born May 16, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas to James Lewis Robinson and Dorothy Scott Zimmerman, but raised primarily in Hemet, California. Music was Lynn's passion. By age 12, he was playing the organ professionally in church. At 18, he moved to Provo, UT to study music at Brigham Young University. It was there he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At age 22, he was drafted into the military. Lynn spent two years serving in the 52nd Army Band before returning to BYU where he would meet his wife (another music major), Patricia Mallory. They married July 11, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple and were blessed with four children.

While at BYU, Lynn and Patricia both traveled weekly to Salt Lake City to play in the Mormon Youth Symphony, where Lynn played French horn and Patricia played violin and harp. Lynn was soon hired as a sound engineer for the Utah Symphony, the Mormon Youth Symphony, and later for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He traveled all over the world with the choir, and recorded music part-time on Temple Square for over 40 years, loving every minute of it.

While Lynn spent many evenings with the choir, his days were spent designing and installing sound and alarm systems for ElectroMedia, then Lassco Sound & Systems and finally for Professional Systems Technology (PST). His specialty was school sound systems, and it was not uncommon for him to work long hours the last few weeks of summer to be sure schools were ready for returning students. His ALS made working difficult toward the end of his career, but he met his own goal to keep working until he was 75 years old.

As an accomplished pianist, organist and conductor, Lynn could usually be found leading a Stake or Ward Choir, accompanying someone on the piano or playing the organ (loudly) in his LDS ward. His favorite church calling was working as the Primary chorister, because he delighted in teaching children to sing (and enunciate!). His love of music brought joy to many lives, and his annual Christmastime "March of the Wise Men" organ solo was the stuff of legend.

Lynn is survived by his wife Patricia; sister Ann (Bob Roenicke); brother Craig (Trish McKinley); 4 children Kathleen (Mark Miller), Michael (Misti Dymock), Jeffrey (Debra Vobroucek) and Elisabeth; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, 12:00 noon at the Taylorsville South Stake Center, 3495 W 4850 S Taylorsville, UT. Viewings will be held Friday April 28th, 6pm-8pm, and Saturday 10:30am-11:30am, both at the same address. Interment at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 W 4100 S West Valley City, UT.

Lynn shared his talents, humor and wit freely, and will be greatly missed. We look forward to a very happy reunion