Von Hoyt Robertson, a pioneer in the development of vocational education in Utah, died in Salt Lake City Feb. 26, 1991, at the age of 88.

Mr. Robertson, who retired as an assistant professor of industrial and technical education at Utah State University in 1968, served on a number of committees that established standards and curriculum for vocational education.He was a state supervisor in the Utah Department of Public Instruction's vocational division during World War II and until 1963. He served on former Gov. George D. Clyde's Council on Employment and Training and was a member of the Utah and American Vocational Associations and the National Association for Industrial and Technical Education.

Mr. Robertson was co-author of the Utah Apprenticeship Law of 1949 and served on the State Apprenticeship Council for 19 years. He also co-authored the Utah Fire Marshal Law and developed study courses for machinists and plumbers.

Born May 10, 1902, in Orderville, Kane County, to John Franklin and Nella Avelia Hoyt Robertson, he married Clarice Vilda Anderson in 1933. She died in 1989. Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, March 2, at the Hawthorne Ward, 808 E. Roosevelt Ave.