Donald J. (Joe) Robinson, 29, who died at Greater Southeast Community Hospital on Saturday as a result of injuries he sustained when an intruder beat him in his home in Oxon Hill early Friday, was head of the industrial arts education department at James Madison Junior High School in Upper Marlboro.
Mr. Robinson had taught at James Madison since 1973, when he graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education. He earned a master's degree in education at Maryland in 1976. In addition to his classroom work, he coached wrestling and basketball at James Madison.
A native of Manchester, N.H., Mr. Robinson grew up in Laurel, West Hyattsville and College Park Woods. He attended Lewisdale Elementary, Buck Lodge Junior High and High Point High School. At High Point, he was a varsity basketball player for three years.
In 1975, he married the former Joyce A. Yurek. The couple lived in the Spring Hill Lake section of Greenbelt before moving to Oxon Hill.
Prince George's County police have charged Wayne Patrick Kiley, 19, of Oxon Hill, with first-degree murder and other offenses in connection with the incident that led to Mr. Robinson's death. Kiley is being held in the Prince George's County Detention Center pending trial.
In addition to his wife, of Oxon Hill, Mr. Robinson's survivors include his parents, Lynn and Donald Robinson of Winchester, Mass.; a brother, James S., of Silver Spring; a sister, Victoria S., of Winchester, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Robinson of Pembroke, N.H., and retired Navy Capt. and Mrs. J. S. Aitkens of Mount Airy, Md.