Kay Robinson

Obituary of Kay Rarig Robinson

Kay Rarig Robinson, 86, of State College, died peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at the Village at Penn State with her daughter and son by her side.

Born February 24, 1938 in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Ethel Gibson Rarig. In 1964, she married Gordon Robinson at the Eisenhower Chapel at Penn State University and they lived together in State College for 54 years until his passing in 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Allison Hasenkamp and son-in-law, Peter of Hillsborough, CA, and son Michael Robinson of Frederick, MD; two grandchildren Evan and Tyce Hasenkamp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kay lived in Pennsylvania her entire life. During her childhood, she moved around to various Pennsylvania towns due to her father's job with the Bell Telephone company. She graduated from Penn State in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She left State College after graduation but returned in 1962 to work for food services and eventually the Center for Air Environment Studies at Penn State. After starting a family, she focused on volunteer activities including running the volunteer programs at Houserville and Lemont elementary school libraries.

Kay will be remembered for her resilience, fierce love of family, Penn State football, the card game bridge and Penn State women's volleyball.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in memory of Kay Rarig Robinson.

Online condolences made be made at www.kochfuneralhome.com.

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