Robin Austin Dunn

Robin Austin Dunn

Robin Austin Dunn, 69, of Fair Haven, passed away on Wednesday, February 10th 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 High School 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 Rumson-Fair Haven High School in 1964, Robin worked for Princeton University and as a travel agent in NYC before settling into her long career in health care. As a long-time 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 '80s and coached girls' 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 NJ, their son Eric and his wife Erica of Branchburg NJ, their daughter Lori and her husband Drew of Ocean NJ and 4 grandchildren; Brandon, Allison, Jake, Hailey and, of course, her latest lapdog, Hawkeye. She is also survived by her brother, Michael and his wife Carol of Fair Haven NJ, her brother Henry and his wife Jo of Freehold NJ 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.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank on Sunday, February 21st from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Monmouth County ASPCA, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724.
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740