Joey Philip Robinow
September 3, 1963 ~ October 29, 2021
Joey Philip Robinow passed away surrounded by family and friends on October 29, 2021, at 58. Born on September 3, 1963, Joey’s life was marked by his devotion to his wife and three sons, his quick-witted sense of humor and knack for telling a joke, his passion for music, his compassionate and caring role as a physician, and especially, the deep love and generosity he showed his family, friends and community—Camp Swig/URJ Camp Newman, Congregation Rodef Sholom, Brandeis, Kaiser, Meals on Wheels/Vivalon, and more. Married to his soulmate, Alissa, for 30 years, his biggest source of joy and pride were his three beautiful boys: Danny (1993), Gabe (1996) and Ben (2001). Joey was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2005, and as the true Energizer Bunny, beat all of the odds to survive 16 years. Joey was an avid volunteer for organizations including Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and RotaCare. He spent his summers at Camp Newman–his refuge of friendship, serenity, purpose, and support all year. Joey is survived by his wife, Alissa; sons, Danny (Jenna), Gabe, and Ben; parents Norman and Carole Robinow; parents-in-law Sandy and Carole Natelson; sister Laurie (Paul) Nussbaum; and brother David (Wendy), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and chosen family. Donations in Joey's memory can be made to Camp Newman, Congregation Rodef Sholom, and By the Bay Health.