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James M.

The nineties were a decade of invention and innovation, a decade when great strides in technology changed everyday life in previously unimaginable ways. James Robinson was born in the midst of this exciting decade, on January 17, 1994, and shared his birth year with the launch of digital satellite TV, the completion of the Channel Tunnel, and the release of Netscape Navigator.

James’ proud parents, Jimmy and Marie (Guarnero) Robinson, brought the newest member of their family home to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although James faced challenges in the years to come, he never complained. He was a gentle soul with a contagious smile, and loved being around people. In his free time, James loved spending time with his brothers, Daniel and Matthew, and sister, Grace. He thoroughly enjoyed playing video games and was an excellent gamer. he liked downloading music from iTunes, creating playlists on his YouTube channel, and watching sci-fi movies. He had many computer skills and was very organized.

James was a hard worker, and very proud to have graduated from Milwaukee Community Cyber High School in 2012. he was delighted to purchase his class ring that declared his triumph. He had hopes of continuing his education, in order to be able to help more people. In the months after graduation, James was interested in funeral service work – being able to comfort people in their times of greatest need. Later, after he became ill, James expressed an interest in nursing. He was inspired by the kind and compassionate care he himself had received, and hoped to be able to do the same for others. No matter what field he was considering, James’ motivation was the same – the desire to help others.

Compassionate, friendly, and kindhearted, James was a loving son, brother, and friend. He never complained, even after his cancer treatments. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his friends and family members.

James Robinson died on May 6, 2013, at the age of 19. James’ family includes his parents, Jimmy and Marie; and his younger siblings, Daniel, Matthew, and Grace.

Friends are invited to join the family for visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, May 31, at Niemann / Suminski Funeral Home, 2486 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Good Hope Cemetery. Please visit James’ personal memory page at, where you can learn more about his life, share a favorite memory or photo, and sign the online guestbook.

Past Comments

Jeff Wojcik

I never had James as a student in one of my math classes at MC2 High School, but that never stopped him from going out of his way to say Hi to me and to ask about my day. The world is just a little less bright now without James’ smile to brighten the day.

Shannon Raymond ( Former MC2 Educator)

I had the pleasure of working with James during his senior year at MC2. James always had a positive and cheerful disposition. I will never forget the time we went to Great America and all the rides that he braved on that day. His laughter was contagious. He will be missed.

Michael McKinley

James was always incredibly kind and thoughtful. No matter what was going on, he was cheerful and sunny. He was a delight to have in class.

Niki Skinner

James was a sweet and gentle soul who always had a cheerful word for everyone. He was a joy to know and we are proud that James was part of our MC2 High School family. May you find comfort in your memories.

Niki Skinner

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