Doris E. Robinson, 80, homemaker, teacher's aide

June 27, 2006

Doris E. Robinson, a homemaker and former teacher's aide, died of heart failure Thursday at Sinai Hospital. She was 80 and had lived the past half-century in Cockeysville.

Doris E. Crame was born in St. Louis and as an 8-year-old moved with her family to East Baltimore and then to Chestnut Ridge in Baltimore County.

She was a Franklin High School graduate and attended what is now Towson University.

From 1967 until 1977, she was a teacher's aide at Seventh District Elementary School in Parkton.

Mrs. Robinson enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and canning. She also had an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers.

"She had been collecting them for 68 years, and they were from all over the world," said a daughter, Cindy J. Robinson of Cockeysville.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of Pleasant Hill Chapel, where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school and was an active member of the Women's Fellowship. She enjoyed attending church retreats.

Her husband of 54 years, Lester Norwood Robinson, a plumber, died in 2001.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at her church, 1800 Worthington Heights Parkway, Hunt Valley.

Also surviving are another daughter, Pamela S. Bystrak of Eldersburg; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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