Robin, Roland Louis

Robin, Roland Louis

Male 1936 - 2021  (84 years)

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  • Name Robin, Roland Louis  [1, 2
    Born 13 Jun 1936  , Acadia Parish, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census-Son 4 Apr 1940  , Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    1940 US Federal Census 
    • Role: Son
    DNA Shared Centimorgans 3445 centimorgans shared DNA with 572834  [2
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    Died 30 May 2021  Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 3 Jun 2021  Duson, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Cemetery& Mausoleum
    202 3rd Street
    Duson, Louisiana 70529
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1831734/saint-theresa-catholic-church-cemetery 
    Obituary 4 Jun 2021  Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Martin & Castille Fuineral Home 
    • A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Roland "Rocky" Robin on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette. Rocky, as he was affectionately known, gained his wings at the age of 84 at his residence in Lafayette with his family by his side on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

      The family requests that the visitation be observed in Martin & Castille, 330 St. Landry Street, Lafayette, LA. 70506, on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will continue on Thursday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

      A recitation of the Rosary will be prayed by Brady LeBlanc on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

      Interment will be in St. Theresa Cemetery in Duson.

      Reverend Cedric Sonnier, Pastor of St. Mary Mother of the Church in Lafayette, will conduct the funeral services.

      Roland "Rocky" Robin was a Lafayette, LA native who graduated from Cathedral High School and Tulane University in Pre-Medicine. In 1958 he moved to Monroe, LA and attended Northeast Louisiana University where he acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy.

      As a student, he began to produce, write, and promote music, which later became to be known as "Swamp Pop." Rocky worked with artists such as Bobby Page, Roy Perkins, and John Fred. He appeared on stage with various groups and sang lead vocal and wrote "Lonely Man" and "What Did You Do Last Night". He eventually formed N-Joy record label and one of the releases "Here I Stand," beat a Rolling Stones song on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Other notable records he produced during the late 1950's and early 1960's are Randy and the Rockets' "Let's Do the Cajun Twist," Huey Darby's "Rockin' Robin," and John Fred and the Playboys' "Boogie Children." Rocky was indoctrinated into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1993. However, in the late 1960s, Rocky relinquished the music business to focus on his work as a pharmacist.

      Rocky was a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Louisiana for thirty-five years and he owned and operated a drug store called Medical Arts Pharmacy. He eventually left pharmaceutics to become a real estate developer. He was a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1963 and started a commercial real estate company named Roland L. Robin and Associates, Inc. From 1970 to 1978, he served as Vice President of Real Estate and Construction for Chart House, Inc., which owned 1,250 restaurants in 48 states and 4 countries.

      In 1978, he returned to his real estate firm, which was eventually named Derek Development Corporation, Inc., to develop office buildings, industrial parks, medical complexes, hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient surgery centers, and shopping centers. A few of Rocky's developments he is most proud of are, Lake Charles Power Center, Doctor's Hospital of Opelousas, Caffery Center, Evangeline Downs, North Pointe Development, Westgate 10 in Scott, The Village at River Ranch, Dillard Loop Shopping Center in Lake Charles, and Derek Plaza Shopping Center in Carencro.

      Throughout Rocky's life, he was extremely passionate about cars and motorcycles, and he shared this passion with his children. He was bright, witty, and a great conversationalist; loved to talk and people loved to listen. He was charming to anyone who was nearby. Those who knew him will always remember he valued his freedom very much. He has wondered up lots of meaningful highways to satisfy a passing curiosity –  all the while, learning from and sharing his experiences. He was a force of nature, and everyone cherishes the time spent with him.

      Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Evelyn "Evy" R. McCain and her husband, Carl, and Stacie R. Sibille and her husband, Ronnie; his sons, Ryan L. Robin, Ritchey L. Robin and his wife, Melissa, and Terry O. Thomas and his wife, Mary Ann; his sister, Arlene Koffskey; his grandchildren, Casey Rockwell and her husband, Tommy, Chelsey Escoyne and her husband, Nick, Chasity Lavergne and her husband, Heath, Adam Robin and his wife, Ali, Audrey Robin, Ben Robin, Jacqueline Mary Francis Robin, Connor Thomas, Olivia Thomas, Sally Seymour, Edward Seymour IV, Brandon McCain and Payton McCain; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and Nadra "Sue" Robin.

      Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Dudley V. Robin and Gladys "Toot" Washispack Robin; his son, Derek V. Robin, and his grandson, Jason D. Horaist.

      Upholding the honor of pallbearers will be Ryan L. Robin, Terry O. Thomas, Ritchey L. Robin, William "Carl" McCain, Ronnie A. Sibille, and Adam L. Robin.

      A heartfelt appreciation is extended by the Robin family to his caregivers, Jessica Beaube, Jordan Landry, and Becky Cortez for their compassionate care.

      View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

      Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311
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    Name Rocky  [1, 2
    Reference Number 336712 
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    Group Shared DNA on Ancestry with Pam Christensen 
    • This is a list of individuals that have been identified as sharing DNA with Pam Christensen [572834]
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    Person ID I336712  Our Family 2021
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2021 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Robin, Roland Louis 

    Father Robin, Dudley Vincent,   b. 20 Feb 1913, Duson, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1984, Duson, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Washispack, Gladys,   b. 25 May 1914, Scott, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 2006, Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F66738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Moore, Bobbie 
    Children 
     1. Robin, Evelyn M.
     2. Robin, Ryan L.
     3. Robin, Stacie
     4. Robin, Ritchey Loman
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F122453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hancock, Barbara Sue 
    Children 
     1. Robin, Derek Vincent,   b. 3 Jun 1981, Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 2005, Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F215409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Kennedy, Ruth 
    Children 
     1. Early, Pamela
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F215400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Demarchi, Eula Clay,   b. 23 Nov 1931, Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2007, West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas, Terry O.
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F221970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 1936 - , Acadia Parish, Louisiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus-Son - 1940 US Federal Census - 4 Apr 1940 - , Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 2021 - Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Cemetery& Mausoleum
    202 3rd Street
    Duson, Louisiana 70529
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1831734/saint-theresa-catholic-church-cemetery - 3 Jun 2021 - Duson, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A.
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    Link to Google MapsObituary - Martin & Castille Fuineral Home - 4 Jun 2021 - Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Duhon Funeral Home, Duhon Funeral Home Inc., ((http://www.duhonfuneralhome.com)), accessed 21 Dec 2020), Entry for Jason Daniel Horaist; https://duhonfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/4464344/Horaist-Jason/index.php. (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2020.

    2. [S105] Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Martin & Castille Funeral Home, ((http://www.mourning.com/)), accessed 24 Jun 2021), Entry for Roland Louis Robimn; https://www.mourning.com/obituaries/Roland-Robin/#!/Obituary. (Reliability: 3), 24 Jun 2021.

    3. [S211] 1940 US Federal Census, Texas, Harris, (http://search.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T627, Lafayette Parish, enumeration district (ED) 28-8, sheet 13-A, household 39 (Reliability: 0), 24 Mar 2019.
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