Marjorie Anita Elbert Robison, age 72, loving wife of Gary Robison, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born on September 19, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Clifford and Marjorie Sylvester Elbert, who were longtime residents of Patchogue, NY, where Marjorie grew up and went through public school. After completing her BA degree at Barnard College, she moved to La Jolla, CA where she taught American History and Religious Studies at the Bishop's School. In La Jolla she met Gary who was a graduate student at UCSD. They soon moved to Rochester, NY and were married on November 30, 1968. Along with raising their two sons, Marj took math courses at SUNY Empire State College and started teaching math there in 1987. Marj and Gary later moved to Hamden, CT where they lived for 10 years until recently moving to downtown New Haven. Marj continued teaching online for SUNY Empire State College until only 2 weeks ago before going into the hospital. She is survived by her husband Gary, her married sons Rev. Kit Clifford Robison of Doral, FL and John Fox Robison of Sharon, MA; granddaughters Stephany, Alexandria, Heather, and Sierra; and her brother-in-law Dr. R. Anthony Martino of Bethesda, MD. Marj is pre-deceased by her older and only sister Gwen Martino. A service celebrating Marjorie's life will be held on May 14, 2017 at 10am during the normally scheduled Sunday service at St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, 830 Whitney Ave. New Haven. Interment will be held following the service in the St. Thomas's Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie's name may be sent to Smilow Cancer Center, Office of Development, Yale New Haven Hospital, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508, or to St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, 830 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Gary, Kit and John,

    We mourn the loss of one of the kindest and brightest of our friends. Our thoughts are with all of you.

    Much love, Margie and Scott and family

  2. Professor Robison was such a great teacher. I had the pleasure of taking her math online class this past semester. She was so understanding to my fears about the class and was always so open and encouraging. My condolences to her family during this difficult time.

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