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Kathleen Marie Robinson

December 31, 1925 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Kathleen (Katie) Marie Robinson, age 95, of Lake Pleasant NY passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at home.

Katie was born December 31, 1925 in Amsterdam New York, the daughter of the late William Joseph and Anna Mae McCune. She grew up in Amsterdam, then settled and raised her family in Oakfield, NY and later retired to Lake Pleasant in the Adirondack Mountains. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Clinton Twp, NJ since 2015.

Katie attended The State University of New York College at Cortland, and later completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Empire State College. Over the years she taught physical education in high school, was a substitute teacher and worked at summer camps for children with special needs.

Katie loved her retirement in the Adirondacks. She enjoyed many outdoor activities with friends and family including canoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming, and hiking.  In her 80’s she won a cross-country skiing competition, laughingly telling everyone that she won as the only competitor in her age category. Her other interests that gave her great pleasure were sewing for herself and family, as well as gardening.   

Her most profound sense of joy however came from knowing that her deep love of nature and of the Adirondack Mountains was passed along to her multi-generational family.  This love of nature was one that she inherited and cherished from her own mountaineering father.

She is survived by her son James Robert Robinson and his wife Lori of Corfu NY, and daughters Jolene Ann Robinson of Saranac Lake NY and Jeanne Marie Robinson and her husband Stephen Schacht of Clinton Twp. NJ.  She was loved by her grandchildren: James Bristol Robinson and his wife Jill, Maggie Hoo Kim and her husband Jamie, Mitchell Robinson and his wife Rebecca, Anita Robinson, Samantha Zellinger, Geoffrey Schacht and his wife Jennifer, and Meghan Robinson-Schacht and her husband Sean O’Brien.  She was blessed with ten great grandchildren: Beckett, Colden, Lilliana, Chloe, Porter, Finn, Biset, Kaitlynn, Maeve and Samuel. Katie was predeceased by two brothers Robert and William McCune, two sisters Elizabeth Slade and Marie Bell, and by one granddaughter Kellie Robinson.

A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date in New York.

Arrangements were made by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.

Memorials in Katie’s honor may be made to the Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845.

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