William Robenstein Jr, age 90, died peacefully on September 19, 2022 in the loving home of his daughter. Bill was born on November 18, 1931 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He served in the Korean War as a radio operator and earned several medals, including the Korean War Service medal, the United Nations Service medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Good Conduct medal and the National Defense medal.
After his discharge in 1954 he returned to New Jersey, and in February of 1958 he married Edith Ann Burton. They later moved to Vermont to raise their family. Bill was employed in engineering and land surveying for most of his working years.
He participated in the development of Interstate 89 and the Big Dig of Boston. Later in life, he became a licensed independent land surveyor and is well known for all the plots he’s surveyed in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. He also worked for Trinity College and held the Office of Zoning Administrator for the Town of Colchester.
Bill was passionate about ice skating all of his life and competed in many events. He and Edith started a skating club at Broad Acres in Colchester. Later in his life, he went to work at the Community Ice Rink in South Burlington where he taught ice skating and was often seen driving the Zamboni.
Bill instilled a great work ethic in all of his children and enjoyed being busy. He was even working on the morning of his death.
Bill is survived by his brother Warren and spouse, son Robert (Leeza), daughter Theresa (Allen), daughter Bernadette (Jason), daughter Mary, daughter Patricia (Eiron), and youngest son John. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Rishon, AJ, Joshua, Tess, Cuinn, Scout, Tyler, Zachery, and Sheana as well as several great-grandchildren.
Services are in the care of LaVigne Funeral Home and will be held on Monday, September 26 at 11:00am at the St John Vianney Church on Hinesburg Rd in South Burlington. A burial with Military Honors will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery.