10-9-1925 - 10-22-2010 John "Doc" Robson, BS, MD, DTM&H, DPH passed away at Courtyard Gardens, Lawrenceville, GA where he and his wife resided for the past 14 months.  John married "Flower," Margaret Monck, (surviving) on 7-21-49 in England.  Also surviving are Jillian Robson Dietz (Dennis dec. 9-18-2006), Jane (Tony) Duerr, Simon (Tracy Yuellig) and Peter (Jamie Pye) Robson; 6 grandchildren and 3 "greats." Doc's professional life began in 1947, practicing medicine in England.  In 1951 he and Margaret left for Tanganyika (now Tanzania), to work as a Medical Officer for the British Foreign Service.  It was during these years that he realized the importance of preventive health which was the focus for the rest of his career.  In 2008, he wrote his final book We Were Paid As Well a memoir of those years in Africa. This work led to a career with the World Health Organization, as a Nutritional Advisor in the Philippines and Egypt followed by the University of Michigan as Head of the Department of Nutrition in the School of Public Health.  He founded and edited The Ecology of Food and Nutrition, an International Journal.  In 1976 he moved to South Carolina to join the faculty of the Medical University and Family Practice Clinic. Retiring in 1989, Doc and Margaret left for the Isle of Man (IOM) and returned to the US in 2007.  Doc restored vintage cars, built sail boats, a hovercraft, and radio control planes.  He enjoyed playing his trombone, listening to jazz, exploring his Viking heritage and caring for his pets. In 2009 he and Margaret moved to Courtyard Gardens in Lawrenceville, Ga. to be closer to his family.  Doc died peacefully on October 22 after years of struggle with progressive dementia. He was surrounded by his family, his music and under the care of Hospice and the Courtyard. A memorial service took place on October 24th at Courtyard Gardens.  His ashes will return to the IOM. Margaret's family thanks the staff and their friends at Courtyard Gardens, Homestead Hospice and many others with their gentle manner, knowledge and professionalism. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Isle of Man Retirement Home for Horses, Douglas, IOM; The Courtyard Gardens, Lawrenceville, GA. Condolences may be made online at www.westgeorgiacrematory.com. West Georgia Crematory in care of arrangements.