Robyn Hallock
1958 - 2020
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Robyn Greer Hallock
Jan 30, 1958 - Oct 24, 2020. Robyn was born in Greenwich, CT, to John K. and Ethel 'Lew' Taylor Greer, joining her two brothers, W. Kirk and John T. Early on, the family moved from Bethlehem, PA, to Cos Cob, CT, where Robyn spent her childhood and most of her adult life. Robyn grew up in a large extended family that included her grandparents, William and Ethel Taylor, of Greenwich, and Lew's sister, Ann (Scudder) Boyd's family, also of Greenwich. Along with John K.'s sister, Sheila (Bill) Duker's family, of Rye, NY, Robyn was surrounded by cousins, with whom she spent many happy holidays and family gatherings at home, and at the family's summer cottage in East Dennis on Cape Cod, where Robyn spent her most cherished summers.
When her father's job with IBM required a move to Tokyo, Japan in 1970, the family went along. Robyn spent her three middle school years at the American School in Japan (ASIJ), sharing her mother's love of Japanese culture, while making lifelong friends and learning a fair amount of the language before returning home. The family's last trip back to the states took them through Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, no doubt laying the groundwork for her future endeavors.
After graduating from Greenwich High School in 1976, Robyn attended Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY, where she earned her degree in Psychology and Education in 1980. She joined numerous civic organizations and committees to serve her interest in helping others.
She began as a teacher, but Robyn's career path soon led her to the Travel Industry, which she served with distinction for over 30 years. She started working on the agency side, with Greenwich Travel and Wagon-lits, before taking a position on the client side as Corporate Travel Manager for Pepsico in Purchase, NY, where she oversaw executive travel for over 20 years. She was frequently cited for her exemplary work, receiving numerous accolades and industry awards, along with the admiration and respect of her colleagues, regionally and nationally. Among her many achievements, Robyn was elected as President of the Corporate Travel Council, and President of the Connecticut/Westchester Business Travel Association, earning the Corporate Business Travel Service Award along the way.
Robyn's personal life was devoted to raising her daughter, Sarah, and to the well being of family and friends alike, including the care of her parents in their elder years. Her love of nature and animals knew no bounds, and she shared it with family cats in her youth, and with the love of her life, her 14 year old Lhasa Poo, Annie. In keeping with family tradition, there were parties galore, where Robyn loved sharing music and laughter with a wide circle of family and friends. She continued to travel extensively with her husband, David, and loved attending concerts and sporting events. She was an active member of the Stamford community in which they lived the last 7 years, and was admired and loved by all.
Robyn battled, and overcame, various medical issues in her last 6 years, including breast cancer, until succumbing peacefully to liver cancer after a valiant fight, with family around her.
She is survived by her spouse and partner of 26 years, David; her daughter, Sarah; her brothers, Kirk (Beth) and John (Sara), and her niece and five nephews; her Boyd cousins, John, Jeff, Garry, and Ann, and her Duker cousins, Dawn, Robert, Bill, and Rick, along with a host of second cousins.
Robyn will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11 a.m., at Christ Church, in Greenwich, CT.



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Published in Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2020.
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March 29, 2021
Dear Sarah and David,
I am not sure if you will continue to receive these notes, and I hope that I am not adding to your pain by posting here today.

2020 was cruel in so many ways. My own small battle with the pandemic left me a bit disconnected from many in our industry. I am keenly aware that many months have passed since you laid to rest your exceptional mother and wife, but having just learned of her passing, I felt compelled to add a few thoughts.

I was honored to be one of those who peppered her beautiful and short life. During my early travel career, Robyn and I worked in different divisions at what was then Greenwich Travel, then TV Travel, and finally Wagonlit. Even early in our careers, Robyn was highly-skilled and respected- the absolute "go-to" for so many there. I am sure that you know all of that, but Robyn's business acumen was surpassed only by her kindness and care of others. Even when she was not feeling her best, she focused on making certain that others felt appreciated.

Although we took parallel paths many years ago, Robyn to PepsiCo and me into the world of hotels, Robyn has always been so generous with her precious time. When I found myself working for Marriott, she and I had the chance to reconnect. Her work responsibilities were vast and the lifting, heavy, but Robyn was always generous with her time and spirit. Her grace and beauty, inside and out, were calming and inspiring.

Over the years, I have fondly recalled the business lunches we shared; Picking the restaurant and menu and breaking bread with Robyn was always more than a meal. Robyn made that ninety minutes a reprieve, a temporary escape from the pressures that awaited us.

She was a fascinating person, but above all, Robyn was humble, kind, and considerate. Her hand-written notes were almost upstaged by the note cards with the rendering of that Dennisport home she spoke of with such love. It always seemed to me that Cape Cod nurtured her soul, but her family was her heart.

I believe that her faith was strong and hope that you have been able to find peace in her memory and your faith.

My sincerest condolences,
Carolyn
Carolyn Fielding
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Carolyn Fielding
Coworker
November 1, 2020
We living and growing up on Mimosa Drive back in the early 1960s, I remember her playing with Marissa Renna and Carol Albrecht, and she being at the Mianus Pow Wow. Last I saw Robyn, as I was having a cold brew at Augies Mianus house, she approached myself and we chatted of our youth, and found her to be as I remembered, too, a most pleasant person. Yes, another lifetime ago. Fly Robyn. Marc Renna
Marc Renna
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October 31, 2020
Robyn,
I want to thank you for being such a kind, wonderful, caring person, always considerate & lending an ear, our talks in your office, I’ll never forget. It was a pleasure working with you at Greenwich Travel, but most of all just being friends. Rest peacefully my dear Robyn, you will truly be missed.
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October 31, 2020
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October 29, 2020
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Sarah,
I am so sorry for the passing of Mom. We all had many laughs. We will never forget the glass in the trifle. Please know that she will always be with you, signs will always appear. Condolences to David and family as well.
Love Aunt Kathy and Uncle Tony
Kathy Martinelli
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October 28, 2020
Robyn was a friend, colleague, and valued team member of the PepsiCo travel team. Robyn strived to perform above and beyond in all aspects of her life and work, had endless energy, and a smile for everyone. We will miss her, and our condolences to the family.
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October 28, 2020
I will miss you dearly, Robyn. I will treasure our friendship forever. We never made it to Austria for the Sound of Music tour. However, we had so many good times together, it makes me smile every time. You were a bright light in my life, and you will continue to be that bright light for me and everyone who knew you.

I am attaching a photo David took of you posing with the Cubs tee shirt I brought you last year. So cute!!

My heart goes out to the entire family especially Sarah and David (and your baby girl Annie). God bless Robyn forever. I will see you on the other end one day! xoxo
Laura Roman
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