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Survivor Stories / Tributes

Robin Schneider

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In loving memory of my special friend Robin who lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer on March 15,2010. May she be at peace now.

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Robin was a strong, brave lady who loved life, and especially loved her faithful companions Annie and KC. Her caring and thoughtfulness is an inspiration to us all. She will be missed, but forever in our hearts.
Your Friend,
Sandy Ecker

Last updated on: 10/11/2010


Robin was my big sister, we talked almost everyday for about as long as I can remember, I think that is what I miss the most. She genuinely cared about the friends she had, and once you were her friend you were a friend for life. My four children loved, respected, and looked up to her, they truly treasured the time she spent with them, the birthday movie and dinner with each child, the trips to the local amusement parks etc. The picture of Robin with her dog Annie is so fitting for her, her dogs were her children.

Brent Schneider – 04/08/2010

Robin really was a friend for life. I have known her most of my life. We traveled together across country and have many memories which I will forever cherish. I read Brent’s words and they are really fitting. Robin’s last words I can remember were I am not giving up. She never gave up her battle and she was so courageous. She will always be remembered in all of our hearts. I can only say I will miss our dinners together with our college friends and our talks about our families and life. I know she is at peace though. She loved her dogs and her family and was a cherished friend. I will dearly miss her.


Debbie Kahn – 04/10/2010

I have known Robin for nearly 45 years…truly a lifetime. If anyone could kick cancer she would be the one to do so…but sadly…it was not to be. Robin was a TRUE friend. Always there at a moments notice. A lover of dogs, gardening, travel, photography and so much more. She was “light” on talking and heavy on listening…but always gave her opinion. Robin was one of the few in this world who always tried to do the right thing. Love you and miss you.

Michelle Kluth – 04/13/2010

As the wife of Brent, her brother, Robin was a sister I always wanted growing up. She was always ready to give advise if you asked her. I enjoyed our outings, especially the gardening experiences and I can’t wait to see the fruit of her efforts in our garden. I will miss her and look forward to seeing her again in eternity. May God bless her friends.

Anita Schneider – 04/21/2010

Dearest Robin—It has been a year now since you left us. I think of you often. You were the “bestest” of friends—you were so loving and thoughtful, even at the end when you were fighting so hard, you still found it in you to send me gifts to let me know you were thinking of ME.!! That kind of generosity and love was a true gift and I continue to marvel at how strong, and graceful and beautiful you were! I miss you deeply and I will forever be greatful that you were in my life. I love you!! Jane

Jane Wood – 03/15/2011

I bow down hublmy in the presence of such greatness.

Bobbo Bobbo – 06/02/2011

There is something else I’d like to add about Down Syndrome and Autism for the sake of naraewess. The average age a Downs kid gets an autism dx is 10 – even if that person has an involved form of Autism! This is because everything gets dismissed as being “just the Downs”, kind of like how my son’s Landau Kleffner Variant got dismissed as “just the Autism” and meanwhile he kept regressing into middle childhood.A fairly predictable indicator if a Downs baby will later be diagnosed with Autism is if he or she has seizures.Just wanted to get that out there, since it is not well know. Having a child with a dual dx that got missed for too long makes me rather passionate about the issue in general.

Jaqueline Jaqueline – 03/29/2012

Your awnser shows real intelligence.

Baret Baret – 09/03/2012