Munschauer, Joyce Hansen Robinson
Joyce Hansen Robinson Munschauer, 84, daughter of the late Gleason and Edith Hansen, and wife to the late Dr. W.G. "Robby" Robinson, and late John L. Munschauer passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012 in Ithaca, New York. Joyce graduated from Anderson College in 1946, followed by a nursing degree from Hackley Hospital and eventually a Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University. She lived a life of service to others, spending 7 years as a medical missionary in India, 13 years at Family & Children's Counseling in Ithaca and years of nursing and teaching nursing. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca and was actively involved in the choir as well as volunteer and leadership positions there. Some of her volunteer contributions included traveling to Nicaragua to build houses, working in the Ithaca schools mentoring young children, helping to bring Hospice Care to Ithaca and providing friendship and help to anyone around her who needed it. Following Robby's death in 1972 in Grand Rapids, Joyce married John Munschauer in 1979 and moved to Ithaca, NY. She is survived by daughters, Kathy and Margy, and sons, Geoff, Greg and Bruce and their families, along with step-children, Stephen, Lynne, Susan, Amy and Tom. Joyce's legacy also includes 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 11 step-grandchildren. She made many, many friends along the way including those in Hart, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; India and in Ithaca, NY where she lived for the past 33 years. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at a future date.
Published by Ithaca Journal on Oct. 13, 2012.