Jane Staley Robinson

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Jane Staley Robinson, age 91, passed away in the loving care of Hospice with her family at her side on Monday, September 1st, 2014 in Orange City, FL. Born March 16, 1923, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Emory and Elizabeth Staley, she attended Draughon's Business College in Columbia, SC and graduated from the institute in 1941. Jane lived in many different places before World War II took her to Washington, DC in 1942. She held various civil service positions. During World War II she clerked in the Adjunct General's office and was secretary in the Intelligence Department of the Navy. Her career also included being appointed executive secretary to White House Press Secretary James Hagerty under the Eisenhower administration. On June 12, 1943 she married the love of her life, Parker B. Robinson, Jr in Washington, DC. Jane and Parker settled in Bethesda, MD where Jane transitioned to full time mom in 1959. "Retirement" brought her and her family to Ormond Beach, FL in October of 1972. We say "retirement" because she held offices and volunteered for all of the following organizations: Welcome Wagon of Central Florida, The American Red Cross, The Women's Club of Ormond Beach, The Ormond Beach Garden Club, The Museum Guild, The Quality of Life Advisory Board, The Historic Landmark Preservation Board, The Ormond Beach Community Fund, The Ormond Hotel, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, Ormond Beach Junior High Band Parents Association, Seabreeze Senior High Band Parents Association, The Questors, The Ormond Beach Senior Center, and the Human Rights Advocacy Committee. Jane's most notable accomplishments were to be the founder of the First Ormond Fife and Drum Corps, to be named the first woman President of the Navy League - Daytona Beach in 1987 and to be named the President of the Ormond Beach Historical Society for three terms. Jane is remembered by her friends and family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include her sons, Parker B. Robinson, III (Sheila) of DeBary, FL and James S. Robinson (Jean) of Clearwater, FL.; grandchildren Leah, Nicole, Sarah, Amy, Stephen, Matt and Zachary; great grandchildren Annabelle, Victoria, Connor and Katherine. The family will greet friends from noon to 1pm, Saturday, September 6, at Lohman Funeral Home in Ormond Beach, 733 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, followed by a celebration of life ceremony at 1pm. Burial will be held in private. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception immediately following the service to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Ormond Beach Historical Society, 38 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32176. Please share a memory with the family at Lohmanfuneralhomes.com.


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733 W Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 673-1100
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2014
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