OBITUARY

Marjory J Robinson

May 27, 1919May 15, 2019
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Marjory J. Murphy Robinson, aged 99, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

Marjory was born in Columbus, Ohio to Dr. Joseph M. Jones, dentist, and Lauretta M. Jones (nee Wright), a nurse. She graduated at age 20 from Ohio State University (Pi Beta Phi sorority) with a degree in elementary education and taught for several years in Ohio until she married 1Lt. Joseph F. Murphy, a pilot in the AAF, in Hobbs, NM. Following WWII she lived in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to Lake Mohawk, Sparta, NJ in 1949. In 1951 she was selected as Mrs. Lake Mohawk and went on to represent New Jersey in the Mrs. America Pageant held in Atlantic City.

Marjory was a teacher for many years at the Helen Morgan School in Sparta until her retirement. She was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club and the Lake Mohawk Golf Club where she played a rare round of golf, but particularly enjoyed playing bridge with friends. She will be forever remembered as looking at life through rose-colored glasses, elegant attire and love of friends, family and teaching.

Marjory was predeceased by her daughter, Maureen Lotz and a grandson John Lotz III as well as her husband Joseph Murphy and second husband Walter Robinson. She is survived by two children and their families: Jerry Murphy and former wife Karel; Marjy Murphy and husband Mark Scott. She also leaves her grandchildren: Justin Murphy and wife Alexandria and great-granddaughter Morgan; Sean Murphy and wife Shaunna; Ryan Murphy and wife Stacy; Mark Lotz and wife Deanna and great-granddaughter Elise; and step-granddaughters Lauren and Erin Scott.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4 until 7 p.m. with a blessing at 6 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Sparta VFW Post 7248, 66 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871 and/or the Sparta Education Foundation 270 Sparta Avenue - Suite 104 PMB 126 Sparta, New Jersey 07871.

For directions, further information and to send condolence messages to the family please visit https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/8714200.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Sophia Moore

May 31, 2019

My sincerest condolences.
Marji was a loved friend and neighbor for many years. So sad we were not meant to see each other again, as planned for her 100th birthday.
The wonderful and fun memories will be with me forever. She was a joy.

JOHN BRADY

May 28, 2019

Our prayers are with you.
God Bless "The First Lady of Lake Mohawk"
May she rest in peace

Billie Blakeney

May 28, 2019

My deepest condolences for the loss of Marjory. She was a colleague at Helen Morgan School and the "sparkle" in everyone's lives during her tenure. Marjory loved parties and hosted many end of the year events at her Lake Mohawk home. Many memories were garnered at these most joyous events which celebrated the end of the teaching year and most of all, the friendships that were made. She was part of the "old guard" of teachers of that era and well respected in that community as well as in Sparta. Marjory lit up the room with her smile and laughter, her bubbliness and her grace. She radiated exuberance of life and shared it with all whom she met. Marjory will be missed by many of her friends, and her family. The heavens received a most beautiful person, inside and out and the stars will shine more brightly in heaven. Look out heavenly angels, make room for a most vivacious character ever to hit the heavenly kingdom. We were blessed to have known her. God speed, Marjory!

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Biography

Marjory J. Murphy Robinson, aged 99, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

Marjory was born in Columbus, Ohio to Dr. Joseph M. Jones, dentist, and Lauretta M. Jones (nee Wright), a nurse. She graduated at age 20 from Ohio State University (Pi Beta Phi sorority) with a degree in elementary education and taught for several years in Ohio until she married 1Lt. Joseph F. Murphy, a pilot in the AAF, in Hobbs, NM. Following WWII she lived in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to Lake Mohawk, Sparta, NJ in 1949. In 1951 she was selected as Mrs. Lake Mohawk and went on to represent New Jersey in the Mrs. America Pageant held in Atlantic City.

Marjory was a teacher for many years at the Helen Morgan School in Sparta until her retirement. She was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club and the Lake Mohawk Golf Club where she played a rare round of golf, but particularly enjoyed playing bridge with friends. She will be forever remembered as looking at life through rose-colored glasses, elegant attire and love of friends, family and teaching.

Marjory was predeceased by her daughter, Maureen Lotz and a grandson John Lotz III as well as her husband Joseph Murphy and second husband Walter Robinson. She is survived by two children and their families: Jerry Murphy and former wife Karel; Marjy Murphy and husband Mark Scott. She also leaves her grandchildren: Justin Murphy and wife Alexandria and great-granddaughter Morgan; Sean Murphy and wife Shaunna; Ryan Murphy and wife Stacy; Mark Lotz and wife Deanna and great-granddaughter Elise; and step-granddaughters Lauren and Erin Scott.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4 until 7 p.m. with a blessing at 6 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Sparta VFW Post 7248, 66 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871 and/or the Sparta Education Foundation 270 Sparta Avenue - Suite 104 PMB 126
Sparta, New Jersey 07871.

For directions, further information and to send condolence messages to the family please visit https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/8714200.