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WILLIAM "Bill' L. Robertson, 93, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, January 22, 2021.  Bill was born in Newport News and graduated from Hampton High School in 1944. He attended Mars Hill College before serving in the Merchant Marines and with the U.S. Army in Japan following World War II. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1953. He worked at Newport News Shipbuilding for 39 years.  Upon retirement, he was Manager of Special Services in the Public Relations Division. Christening and launching celebrations were something he did best and were enjoyed by everyone. Gardening and reading were his hobbies.  He enjoyed traveling, going out, meeting new friends, trying new restaurants, and especially entertaining.
He was a member and former Vestryman of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  He served as President of the Hampton Roads Council, Navy League of the United States; Board of Directors of the Boys Club of the Virginia Peninsula; Board of Trustees, Peninsula Nature & Science Center; Board of Directors, Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation and a Trustee of the Virginia Stage Co.  He was also a member of the Propeller Club of the United States, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and James River Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Daphne B. Robertson and children, Ellen R. Edwards (Rick), W. L. ”Butch” Robertson, Jr. (Ann), and C. Fuller Robertson (Diana).  He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren – Elizabeth Jones (Clint), Jennifer Mosby (Cary), Suzanne Jeffery (Matt), Will Robertson (Allison) and Hunter Robertson (Lauren); 8 great-grandchildren and his brothers, Joseph B. Robertson (Lisa), J. Donald Robertson, and Gerald D. Robertson (Joan).
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newport News. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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