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Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson


1923 - 2016
Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson Obituary
Marguerite B. Robinson, formerly of Norristown Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson, known to everyone as Margy, died Jan. 23, 2016, at home in Raleigh. She was 92. Margy was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Norristown, Pa., the second of five daughters of Emanuel Leidy and Marguerite Kneule Brendlinger. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in Norristown, and earned a bachelor’s degree at Sweet Briar College and master’s at Temple University. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she also served her country as an ensign in the WAVES stationed in Washington, D.C., during WWII. In Ocean City, N.J., she met Walter Rossiter Robinson Jr. of Wilmington, Del., and married him in 1948. They lived in Wilmington; Staunton, Va.; Tulsa, Okla.; Raleigh; and Cary. During that period, their four children were born and reared while Margy worked professionally as a psychologist for the Wake County Department of Social Services. Most of her free time was spent helping others, often through the Lutheran Church. She was one of five people who started Pan Lutheran Ministries, and she helped start Families Together and Agape Place in Raleigh. She also was actively involved with and served on the board of PLM, Catholic Social Ministries, Nazareth Home for Children and Lutheran Family Services of N.C. Margy was predeceased by Walter, her husband of 60 years. She is survived by son Walter and wife Lisa Rosen, of New York City; son John and wife Susan of Greensboro; daughter Louise Tucker and husband Brad of Durham; and daughter Ann Austin and husband Scott of Raleigh. She was also blessed with eight grandchildren. She is survived by three sisters, Lovina Carroll, West Chester, Pa.; Rosalie Smith and husband Oliver, Lansdale, Pa.; and Mary Woodland, Blue Bell, Pa. She was predeceased by her sister Betty DaCosta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Families Together in Raleigh or a .
Published in The Times Herald on Feb. 2, 2016
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