Rose Robinson

Age: 92

City: Brooklyn

State: Unknown

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My Aunt Rose was up in age, yes, but healthy and living in a nursing home without issues until Covid-19 came along. It grabbed her life….and I blame our current President for this loss. If he had done his job correctly, she would still be with us, I am certain. She had a strong will to live. Trumps actions should have consequences on these 132,000 + loss of lives….my family is heartbroken.

Rose (Hocker) Robinson, 92, of Dean Street, Brooklyn, New York, entered into eternal rest, in the arms of our Lord, on April 10, 2020.

Daughter of the late Evelyn and William Hocker, she was a person of strength and insight.
She was married twice in her life, but still remained steadfast with her first husbands surname of Robinson.

After her formative years, once leaving a city school for girls, she entered into employment with
NYNEX, the forerunner of MaBell and then Verizon Telephone, as a Switchboard Operator. She was one of the first women of color to accept a Switchboard Operator position for the company in the metropolitan area. She maintained her employment for 30 years, 25 of which were spent as a Supervisor. In her life she also drove truck for a private company and was an Auxillary Police Officer for New York City, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and then Deputy Inspector. She was an Assistant State Director of AARP. She also helped with the hurricane Andrew disaster in 1992 in the Natural Disaster unit for the American Red Cross.
Rose also attended college later in her life at the College of New Rochelle New York, currently named Mercy College, and in 1976 was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree.

Her hobbies were walking at least 5 miles a day and eating healthy. Traveling the world to places like England and Italy was her passion, and she especially enjoyed cruises to the Caribbean islands.

Rose’s search of her heritage found she was one of Blackfeet Cherokee heritage, and became an I.D. carded member of this American Indian Tribe.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Wilburn and Anna Harris and brothers William and James Hocker.
Surviving are two sisters, Sandi Osbourne of the Bronx, N.Y., Margarite Lawrence of York, Pa., and multiple nephews and nieces.

The care she received at Throgs Neck Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Throgs Neck, N.Y. and Albert Einstein Hospital, Bronx,N.Y., staff on the 8th floor, her family commends for her care and how they both showed their hearts for our beloved family member.

Rose’s remains were ushered to eternity by the Unity Funeral Home, Bronx, N.Y.
Because of her demise being caused by the Covid-19 virus, her remains were cremated.
Entombment at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

The family suggests that any memorial gifts or contributions, in the name of Rose Robinson, be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

Rest in Peace, Aunt Rose.

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  1. I love you Aunt Rose… and boy do I miss you! I’m so thankful to have seen you a few years ago, spent the day with you, and did your nails while we chatted. Those moments are precious to me. I think of you and feel your hug every time I wrap that green butterfly scarf you gave me one Christmas around me. Like I said on the phone in April before COVID19 took your life, YOU are loved and matter so much. I know you and Dad are hanging with JC now, and watching over all of us… hugs and kisses to you always

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