Richard Robbins, a lawyer with a love of singing, died on Sept. 10 from a stroke. He was 69.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Robbins earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. He played piccolo in the school’s marching band and sang with the barbershop quartet, Treble Shooters.
Robbins then moved to Chicago where he worked as a patent attorney and sang with several quartets, including the Windy City Four, Harmony First, the Ragtimers and the Good Old Days. In 1969, he won the Award for Barbershopping Excellence.