Evelyn Robinson, 88, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Pittston.
Born Aug. 6, 1924, the daughter of the late John D. and Jemima Oldfield Edwards, she was a 1942 graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School.
Mrs. Robinson was married for 47 years to the late Carlyle T. Robinson, who passed away in 1993.
She was self-employed in her younger days as a beautician and began working at Wilkes College in 1968. She held various positions in the Development Office at Wilkes before retiring as assistant to the director of development. She worked at the college during the tenure of three different college presidents.
After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and then her great-grandson. Her family enjoyed their Nana and will miss her very much.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Jacobs, and a nephew, John D. Jacobs.
She is survived by her son, Carlyle M. Robinson and wife, Patricia, Wyoming; grandchildren, Carlyle T. Robinson and wife, Brittany, Wyoming; and Caryn P. Robinson and partner, Ava Baran, Philadelphia; and great-grandson, Carlyle T. Robinson Jr., Wyoming.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Wesley Village Campus, especially those who cared for Mrs. Robinson for more than three years during her stay. Those people were so caring and wonderful and will always be remembered by the Robinson family. They are truly angels.
Memorial donations may be sent to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, and the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.