Robin Austin Dunn, 69, of Fair Haven, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at home from complications arising from C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Robin spent her early years in the Somerville area before transferring to Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) her junior year. She became a member of the Color Guard, the Daisy Chain and was a finalist for Homecoming Queen in 1963.
After graduating RFH in 1964, Robin worked for Princeton University and as a travel agent in New York City before settling into her long career in health care. As a longtime patient advocate, she worked at Red Bank Medical Associates, Red Bank, and then at Professional Orthopedic Associates, Tinton Falls, until retiring in 2010. Robin ran the soccer program for many years in Fair Haven in the 1980s and coached girl’s softball as well.
She loved the family’s annual trip to Lake George, New York, where she was a fixture on the lake floating on her huge raft, drinking coffee and reading her favorite book. She was an avid reader of Stephen King and other novels of mystery and the occult. She also enjoyed writing poetry and drawing Disney characters for the grandchildren. Always an animal lover, Robin spent the evening hours watching TV with a series of dogs in her lap.
Robin is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bruce Dunn of Fair Haven; their son, Eric and his wife Erica of Branchburg; their daughter, Lori and her husband Drew of Ocean; and four grandchildren, Brandon, Allison, Jake and Hailey; and, of course, her latest lapdog, Hawkeye. She is also survived by her brother, Michael and his wife Carol of Fair Haven; her brother, Henry and his wife Jo of Freehold; and her sister, Brooke of Bradenton, Florida. The fact that they lived as close as they did enabled the families to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special events on a regular basis.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be madeobvit- to the Monmouth County ASPCA, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724.
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