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Robin Karcher

  • "Always enjoyed her humor!"
    - Frank Bender

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. - Robin Karcher, 64, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y.

For more than 40 years, Robin was a hairdresser in Montclair, working in shops on South Fullerton Street and Valley Road. She had a passion for dogs and was proud to have her Mandy shown at the Westminster Dog Show.

Born in Newark, Robin was raised in West Caldwell and lived in Montclair, Lake Parsippany and Lake Owassa. She moved to Dingmans Ferry in 1990.

The daughter of the late Robert and Mickey (Zarro) Oswald, Robin also was predeceased by her brother, Tracey Oswald, in 2011. She is survived by her husband, Phil; son, Tim Oswald, and girlfriend, Dani Menzel, of Morristown; sister, Laurel, and husband, Michael Clark, of Randolph, and their son, Colin; niece, Kirsten, and husband, Ben, Larick, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., and their children, Deven, Bekah and Ayla; nephew, Luke Oswald, and wife, Ana, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; niece, Anna, and husband, Greg Hitchmough, and new baby, Tyler, of Oxford, England; three stepsons, Billy Karcher, and wife, DeeDee, of Montclair, and their children, Erin and Ben; Jimmy Karcher, and girlfriend, Rusty, of Nyack, and his children, Christian and Gabe; and Danny Karcher, and wife, Erica, of Pattenburg.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to USAS, the Australian Shepherd charity, or to, training alert dogs for children with diabetes. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 22, 2013
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