The Life of Robin M Dolan
Robin M. (nee Mosteller) Dolan, 68, of Horsham, PA., died April 28, 2018 at home.
Raised in Narberth, she was a graduate of Lower Merion High School class of '68. Robin had been employed as a travel consultant for American Express and their corporate clients.
Robin enjoyed crafts and crocheting blankets. She was an artist who worked in both acrylics and oils. What best can be said about Robin, was that she was a great partner, friend and spouse to her husband, Bob; that she was a loving mom and mom-mom to her daughter Ashley (James) and grandchildren, Adam and Danielle Harris.
Robin was fun loving, outgoing and always let you know what she thought and felt. If she had a filter, she used it sparingly.
She was the daughter of the late Guy and Eleanor Mosteller and sister of the late Marilyn Mosteller.
Service: Graveside Service was held privately at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA. 19026
Arrangements: Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA. 19026 www.Arlingtoncemetery.us
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My Chosen Sistah; My Bestie!
Robin was my chosen "sistah", my bestie. This photo in her obituary is my favorite picture of her! We had afternoon tea at the Plaza to celebrate my vocal cord cancer-free scan in Manhattan! She had gone with me as moral support. I lost my camera shortly after this was taken, when we took the bus back to Penn Station, so all the pictures we shared from the day were on her camera. It was such a great day! Stephen and I both have favorite afghans crocheted by Robin, each in our favorite colors. Mine is all blues, teals & purples. She finished it while recuperating from her heart attack. It's so special to me! She still keeps us warm on the coldest of nights. She really did rarely use that filter, but I always knew she would give me an honest opinion on anything! We would talk non-stop (except when I had vocal cord surgery and she'd stay with me overnight.....then she'd talk non-stop while I wrote notes!). And, in fact, most of the time we would never even finish our sentences. We didn't have to. We knew what each other was saying! She was always there for me. When we'd go out on a little 2 or 3 day trip, we'd call it an adventure, because sometimes we didn't even know where we were going. We just drove until we were tired and stopped for the night! If we stopped at an intersection and there was a long line of cars passing, she'd say "Look! They had a parade just for us!!" That's how she was.....it was always non-stop smiles from start to finish. Life with Robin was always an adventure and one I'll remember forever! My best friend and chosen "sistah"!
I love my mommy. She was my therapist, my humor, my teacher, and my best friend. I'm going to miss her so much but make sure her memory lives on forever.
Robin, you are not only beautiful, you have shown me dignity and courage that I have never seen. I saw you, Bobby, and Ashley hold each other together with a love I will never forget. The last time I talked to you we told each other, I will see you again. I meant that and so did you! We said I love you to each other, as you gave everyone a chance to say goodbye for now. Thank you for that opportunity. I promise I won’t go on any social media and mention the time you handcuffed your ankle to a coffee table with my cuffs right after I graduated from the police academy and I didn’t have the key with me. Bobby pins do work. Until I see you again little girl, I’ll keep an eye on Bobby and Ashley. I love you. You did it your way! ..Frank Banford...
My best friend, my partner and my love. I love and miss you more than you will ever know, my only regret is that I didn't tell you enough. Thank you for sharing your life with us. My fondest memories will always be the times we spent together and the laughs that we had and there were a bunch of them. Always remember when you hear the Mr Softy music to pull over to the side of the boardwalk. LOL. The void is immense. Sleep well sweetie and NO YOU DON'T!! She knows what I mean.
Cousin Robbie was a treasure, and remains so in our hearts. I have many memories of Cousin Robbie, especially the early years between the Mosteller house on Kenilworth Road, and Grandma Moore's over in Narberth. Robbie was my first "teacher." We'd play school on that big front porch of Grandma's, and Robbie taught me basic arithmatic and how to "draw" letters. Robbie was always happy, always smiling. We were so lucky to have been in the world with her.
Robin was one of the strongest, nicest and most caring people I've ever met. I always looked forward to seeing her when I came for a visit from New York. She would always greet me with a big smile and an even bigger hug. One of my favorite memories was getting to spend time with her and Ashley at Wildwood New Jersey riding the ferris wheel. I'll miss you lots mom 2, love you.
The first time I met Robin was when my brother was in the hospital. She came in his hospital room with her big infectious smile and it was like I've known her for years. She always could make you smile. She welcomed me and my family into her family with open arms. She was amazing with my kids and always took the time to make them feel special. Robin was an incredible person and will truly be missed.
Sea glass at the ahore
Robin. Our vacations in Wildwood and searching for sea glass in cape may will never ever be the same. So many memories to put into words. As bob said i will always think of you when i hear the mister softee ice cream jingle. You were a strong woman and it was an honor to call you my sister in law. I am glad i got to say goodbye. You are missed you will always be in my heart and on my arm im happy ypu loves it and approved. I love you lots. CURLEY FRIES IT IS AND IT'S MY VACATION TOO!!!!
Bob and Ashley - so sorry it has taken so long to post. I wanted it to be perfect for you and her but it never will be - so here it is. I am posting for Jim and me because as he says - we don’t want him to write anything. Years ago when Bob told us that he had met someone special that we needed to meet we were so nervous to meet Robin. We walked into the restaurant worried about what to say and do. But then there was Robin and everything was just so easy and fun. Everything with Robin was so easy and fun and wonderful. Being her around her was just always a good thing. You felt better when you were around Robin. I will always always remember that amazing Robin smile. It truly came from within in her and lit up not just her face and eyes but the entire room. We will miss her and that smile forever. And Jim will forever miss his “comisimate” buddy.