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Born on Aug. 19, 1917
Died on Aug. 20, 2016 and resided in Newton, NJ.
Visitation: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
09:00 am - 10:00 am
Service: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
10:00 am
Cemetery: Neshaminy Church Cemetery
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Emily Robbins, 99, of Newton died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen.

Emily was born August 19, 1917 in the Moland House in Hartsville, Penn. The Moland House is an old stone farmhouse built by John Moland in 1750; the house originally served as headquarters for General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. Miss Robbins lived there with her family for the first 22 years of her life. She was daughter of the late Roger Sherman and Hattie nee (Hart) Robbins.

Miss Robbins was a 1934 graduate of Hatboro High School in Hatboro, PA and was a graduate of Temple University College of Liberal Arts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She continued her education at Montclair, Rutgers, and Princeton in order to acquire her Master's Degree and Educational Certification to teach and supervise five disciplines at the secondary level.

Miss Robbins' love for education and mathematics was very evident throughout her life. She worked, after college graduation, at the New Amsterdam Casualty Company in Philadelphia as a statistician. She later became employed, during WWII, by the Brewster Aeronautical Company of Johnsville, PA as a Supervisor of Records. After WWII, Miss Robins was able to pursue her career in education. She was offered her first job as a Mathematics teacher in Sussex High School, Sussex, NJ. In 1954, Miss Robbins taught Mathematics in Newton High School, Newton, NJ until she retired in 1980. Known for her strict teaching methods, Miss Robbins displayed professionalism, consistency, and perseverance in her classroom.

Several of Emily's fondest memories consisted of moving to Sussex, NJ as a young teacher and having to learn how to milk a cow in order to participate in a fundraiser for the Future Farmers of America. She was also very proud that one of her former students, John C. Mather, won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics in 2006.

Emily was very active in the Presbyterian Church. She was the church organist at the Presbyterian Church of Neshaminy of Warwick in Hartsville, PA. Upon her move to New Jersey, she became an Elder of the Presbyterian Church in Sussex.

She was predeceased by her brother, Roger Sherman Robbins, Jr.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, followed by a burial at Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 1401 Meetinghouse Road,
Warminster, PA 18974. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Glen Fellowship Fund, United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ 07860. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Online condolences may be made at smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.


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