Died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Halquist Memorial (hospice) Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA, two years after being diagnosed with Stage IV, Metastatic Breast Cancer
. Tamara is survived by her devoted husband of 12 years, Derence V. Fivehouse of Alexandria, VA; loving mother, Mary (Esper) Robinson of Greentreen; and brothers, Jim Fidler of Hendersonville and Robin Robinson (Amy) of New Jersey; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Her father is the late Clyde Robinson, Jr. of Homestead. Tamara was born and raised in Homestead and Greentree, PA and graduated from Keystone Oaks Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) in 1981 after graduating from Penn State at State College, PA, in 1979. During her early years she established herself as a leader at NCIS. She was the first supervisory female special agent in the agency, clearing the way and setting the model for women investigators in the agency. She was consistently recognised for her ability to solve particularly complex criminal and counter-intelligence cases. During her career, she held numerous senior domestic and foreign assignments, including Florida, Washington, California, Hawaii, Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean), and Washington, DC. She advanced from NCIS to senior positions at the U.S. Postal Service, Inspector General's Office, the U.S. Department of State, Inspector General's Office, and finally as the Director of the Criminal Investigative Activity, Defence Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Tamara retired in 2007 and traveled with her husband until his retirement and her diagnosis in 2011. Tamara was a truly unique and special person. She had a quick wit and impish sense of humor which she graciously shared with us all. She was passionate about her family, her cats and dog, and cooking. She was a fighter to the very end and her passing will leave a hole in many lives. Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2 to 8 p.m. in R V Anderson Funeral Home, Inc., 315 East Tenth Ave., Homestead, PA. Trisagion Service 7 p.m. Funeral service Friday, June 21, 11 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA.