Chuck "Bassman" Robinson

March 19, 1952 – June 1, 2012

Chuck was born in East St. Louis, Ill., to Mel and Helen (Green) Robinson. He is the eldest son of five children. He married Marleen in 1969. They have four sons together: Tim, Mike, Tom and Jim. They divorced in 1994. Chuck married Joann in 1998 and they adopted granddaughter Sadie.

Chuck proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked at Wah Chang in Albany as a machinist for 25 years. He retired in 2000.


Chuck was an avid fisherman and felt most at home on a lake. He loved to ride his Harley, enjoyed traveling, had a great passion for sports and coaching his boys.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Mel and Helen; niece Tinna; and brother James. He is survived by his wife, Joann; sons Tim and wife Kim, Mike and wife Christy, Tom and fiancée Melissa, and Jim and fiancée Hayley; daughter Sadie; stepson Jeremiah; stepdaughter Kitty; 15 grand kids, one great-granddaughter; brother Jeff; sisters Linda, Patty and Pam; and all of his nieces and nephews, all of whom live in Albany.