Evelyn Robinson, 88, formerly of Wyoming, died Monday at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Pittston. She was married for 47 years to Carlyle T. Robinson, who died in 1993.
Born Aug. 6, 1924, daughter of the late John D. and Jemima Oldfield Edwards, she was a 1942 graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School. 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.
She is survived by a son, Carlyle M. Robinson and his 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. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Jacobs; and a nephew, John D. Jacobs.
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.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call today, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations, if desired, may be sent to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes Barre; and Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644.