San Diego SHOW Player Zachary Robinson, died on August 10, 2015, at home in his sleep. He was 29 years old.
Zachary was born on August 12, 1985 in San Diego, CA. He was the President of Continental Environmental Solutions, Inc., which he founded with his brothers, Quincy and George. It is hard to describe the deep, abundant love for life that flowed from Zach. It is best measured by the hundreds of letters, pictures, and kind words that have come in from all around the country from people whose lives Zach touched. Zach’s love for people overflowed his circle of friends, impacting friends of friends and acquaintances, and even people he met only once. He had a God-given ability to connect with people instantaneously, and to remember them forever.
From an early age Zachary showed phenomenal athletic ability, playing football, basketball, volleyball, golf, wrestling, and especially baseball. Zach was known for his lively intelligence, remarkable wit, and one-of-a-kind sense of humor. Yet above all, Zachary will be remembered for his surpassing love for others and his tremendous passion for life. Many of his friends have told us that is was impossible to hang around Zach and leave without feeling better. Zach wouldn’t let you not be happy.
Zachary was a standout ballplayer in high school, setting the CIF San Diego County record for RBI in a single season, a record which still stands today. He attended Point Loma Nazarene University where he became an NAIA 1st Team All-American in baseball, setting single season records in Home Runs, RBI, and walks. After two years he transferred to the University of California Irvine, where he became known as the “Whammer”, a nickname given to him by head coach Dave Serrano. He was a member of the 2007 “Miracle Team”; the first UCI Anteater team in history to make it to the NCAA Division I College World Series. The Whammer became a fan favorite in Omaha and an Anteater legend for his contagious enthusiasm and wholehearted love for the game and his teammates. When he stepped into the batter’s box at Rosenblatt, the stadium erupted in cheers. Zach finished his baseball career on that high note, and went on to graduate from UCI in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
Any story of Zachary’s life would be terribly incomplete if it did not emphasize his profound love for his family and friends. No one loved people in the unique way that Zachary did. Zach found great joy in celebrating others and their special occasions, often going to great lengths to buy the perfect gift for others’ special moments. Yes, Zach would tell you he loved you, but he would show you he loved you even more so. So many friends and family have told us of Zach’s innate ability to light up a room, with his laugh-till-you-cry sense of humor, making strangers and acquaintances feel as if they had known Zach all their lives. God blessed Zach with the ability to connect with people on a fundamental level, and each person had their own special bond, memory, secret handshake, nickname, or inside joke with him.
Zachary was a people person. Chargers’ games, snowboard trips, country concerts, and golf outings were some of his favorite things to do; always surrounded by friends. Zach’s vigorous competitive nature was evident in so many aspects of his life, from major college athletics to backyard games and fiercely competitive Jeopardy battles with family and friends. Zach loved playing board games around the living room table. And if there were no games present, rest assured Zach would make up a new one on the spot to entertain his friends.
Zachary had a magnetic personality and to many a larger-than-life air about him, yet his humility and grounded sense of self made so many people drawn to him. We are deeply grateful for the blessing of Zach’s life, and his far-reaching impact on friends and family in so short a time is proof of God’s mighty hand in his life. Zachary’s death has broken our hearts, and left a void inside of us which can never be filled until we are reunited with him in Heaven by the sacrifice of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Zachary is survived by; his father, George H. Robinson III, and mother, Donna Rose Robinson; brothers: George H. Robinson IV and Quincy Brandon Robinson; and sisters: Kelly Rose Robinson and Hayley Rose Robinson.
The Memorial Service will be held August 22, 2015, at North Chapel, 2881 Roosevelt Rd, San Diego, CA 92106 at 10:00am
The Graveside Ceremony will be held immediately following the service, at Greenwood Memorial Park, 4300 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA, 92113
Zachary’s Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the Graveside Ceremony at the Hilton San Diego, 1775 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109. Any questions please call (858)449-0637.
For any questions regarding funeral arrangements, including flowers, please call: Legacy Funeral Care at (619)337-1400