Robinson, Doris Pomphrey, Age: 100, Red Bank

August 3, 2018
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Doris Pomphrey Robinson, late of Red Bank, formerly of Rumson and Tinton Falls passed away at age 100. Doris was the daughter of the late Edwin and Olive Pomphrey.

She was a 1935 graduate of Rumson High School. She worked for five years in Washington, D.C. for the Tennessee Valley Authority, providing needed secretarial work during World War II. She returned to Rumson to help care for her family. She was then a civilian worker for the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth for 45 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a lifelong member of the Rumson Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher as well as a member of their Senior Citizens’ Group.

After retiring, she gave over 7,800 hours of volunteer work, both to Riverview Hospital (from 1974 to 2010) and at the Twin Lights Historic Site in Highlands for 15 years.

She was predeceased by her daughter Marie K. Heggie (2016) and son John H. Robinson (1958); and brothers Fred Pomphrey, Edwin Pomphrey, Warren Pomphrey and Robert Pomphrey.

She is survived by sisters Olive (Betty) Newman and Edna Ruscio; six grandchildren, Dorothy-Jean Shedwick (Rev. John), Leanne DeHope (Edward), Alycen Carroll, Robin Mahns (Michael), John P. Heggie Jr. (Joyce) and Jennifer Blackwell (Jullius); 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held July 19 at the Rumson Presbyterian Church in Rumson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be sent to Rumson Presbyterian Church or Riverview Medical Center.

Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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