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George Y. Robinson, a retired MIT researcher, died Aug. 13. He was 82.
Robinson earned engineering degrees from Tufts in 1949 and from RPI in 1952. He was also an Army veteran of World War II and earned the Purple Heart and Silver Star.
He is survived by his wife, Doris L. (Foster) Robinson; a son, Dana Robinson; a daughter, Jane L. Robinson; and a brother, Paul Robinson.
Donations may be made to Emerson Hospital North 6, 133 ORNAC, Concord 01742.
Claudia P. (D'Onofrio) Hagman, a retired MIT employee in the audit division, died June 25. She was 88.
She worked at MIT for 39 years.
The wife of the late Olof Hagman, she is survived by three daughters, Sandra L. Baker of Watertown, Debrah A. McGonagle of Norfolk and Donna M. Fucillo of Winthrop; a brother, T. Thomas D'Onofrio of Florida; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the ALS Association, 7 Lincoln St., Wakefield 01880, or to Healthcare Dimensions Hospice, 48 Woerd Ave., Suite 102, Waltham 02453-3826.