John Kevin Robertson

March 20, 1958 - January 7, 2024
John Kevin Robertson

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John Kevin Robertson, a beloved father, brother, and friend, passed away on January 7, 2024, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born on March 20, 1958, in Mineola, New York. John lived a fulfilling life, leaving behind cherished memories and inspiring those who knew him.

With an unwavering commitment, John had a very successful career in the Finance Industry for over 30 years. His dedication and hard work served as a shining example to his colleagues and aspiring professionals alike.

Beyond his professional life, John found immense joy in his personal interests. He embraced his social life wholeheartedly, enjoying the company of his loved ones. He had a deep love for golf, fishing, and traveling, which enabled him to explore new places and create unforgettable memories. An avid sports fan, John particularly cherished his devotion to the New York Mets baseball team. And during his “Budweiser Time,” John found solace and relaxation in the simple pleasures of life.

Above all else, John held a special place in his heart for his children. He showered them with love, guidance, and support, always being there for them in times of need. His son, Patrick Robertson, of Arlington, Virginia, and his daughter, Emily Robertson, of Oxford, England, were the lights of his life. John’s legacy lives on through them, as they carry forward his values and teachings.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Asa Robertson and Mary O’Shea Robertson, his loving wife of 22 years, Christine Robertson, two brothers, Joseph and Dennis, and two sisters, Barbara and Peggy. Though they are no longer with us, their memory will forever remain alive in our hearts.

Surviving family and friends include his four brothers, Thomas, Jimmy, Kenny, and Donald, as well as his sister, Susie. Additionally, John leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who were dear to him.

Services to honor John’s life will be held at a later date with a mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Oradell, New Jersey.

We invite online condolences to be shared at www.wilmingtoncares.com.

As we bid farewell to John Kevin Robertson, let us remember the light he brought into our lives. His determination, love, and zest for life will continue to inspire us. May his soul find eternal peace, and may we find solace in the beautiful memories we shared with him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, at www.corollawildhorses.com.

Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Service at 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403, or call 910-791-9099.


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  • January 19, 2024
    Glenn Tomasino says:
    John was a good friend and colleague. He enjoyed life and always had a smile on his face. John will be sorely missed. All my condolences to his family.

  • January 16, 2024
    ray lawson says:
    I had the pleasure of being one of the many NHP high school friends that cultivated an immense friendship with Ribby for well over 40 years. Over the years he was a must on any excursion we all had, he simply was the best comrade to have on any journey! When we leave this earth, it is he that has the most close and dear friends that wins, and Ribby was the biggest winner! We will all miss him dearly, he was truly one of a kind! Rest in peace our Gladiator.

  • January 14, 2024
    Lenny Cacioppo says:
    I’ve known John since we were young lads growing up in NHP. We’ve been on trips together laughed a lot with each other and had numerous times where we were just hanging out. He was a great friend, I’ll will deeply miss him and recall his smiling face everyday. John may Gods Perpetual Light shine on you always. R.I.P. Rib 🙏

  • January 13, 2024
    Michaela "Schulmayr" Faella says:
    John Robertson was not just a beloved friend, but the "Best Man" at our wedding. He will always be the "Best Man" to me! Rest in eternal peace, Johnny Rob!

  • January 13, 2024
    John Faella says:
    I've know John since we were 5 years old and I considered him as family and love him and his family while growing up as if they were my own... . he will be truly missed and will live on forever in my heart...Rest in peace my Brother...till we meet again