The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - FRONT PAGE -

Ann Robinson Carr; Jean H. Devlin.

Ann Robinson Carr passed away peace­fully sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily two days shy of her 93rd birth­day.

She was born in Buck Moun­tain, PA, and grew up in Ma­hanoy City, a small coal-min­ing town in Penn­syl­va­nia. Ann was the el­dest of four chil­dren of Mary and John Robinson.

Her mom and dad were small-time en­trepreneurs and had sev­eral dif­fer­ent busi­nesses. Through­out her child­hood she and her sib­lings worked in those fam­ily oper­a­tions. She grad­u­ated from Ma­hanoy City High School in 1942 and went to work at the At­las Pow­der Com­pany — a de­fense plant sup­ply­ing mu­ni­tions for the war ef­fort — she was our own “Rosie the Riveter.”

Af­ter World War II ended, she met her fu­ture hus­band, Frank, who had re­turned to Ma­hanoy City af­ter his tour in the Navy. He used to fre­quent the lunch room run by her par­ents.

Ann and Frank mar­ried in 1948 and soon moved to Philadel­phia. They lived in cen­ter city Philadel­phia and Ann took a job with the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany Smith-Kline. Ann later worked for the Burpee Seed Com­pany and the Na­tional Drug Com­pany.

Ann and Frank moved to Lansdale, PA, in 1970, and Ann went to work for Leeds and Northup in North Wales, PA un­til her re­tire­ment in 1985. She was a work­ing mother long be­fore that term was cre­ated.

Ann and Frank lived in Lansdale for 36 years un­til their move to At­lanta in 2006.

Ann was de­voted to her fam­ily. She was an ex­cel­lent cook; the fam­ily loved her meat­balls, ap­ple cake, and lemon snow. She had a re­mark­able sense of hu­mor, and en­joyed “all” kinds of jokes. She left us with many funny mem­o­ries of fam­ily va­ca­tions and day-to-day life. She en­joyed spend­ing time with her sis­ters, Eleanor and Lolly, and they could all make each other laugh un­til they cried. Ann was a de­voted grand­mother to her four grand­chil­dren. Al­ways dot­ing on the kids, she main­tained a fully stocked “candy drawer,” which she raided as of­ten as the kids did. Ann and Frank were mar­ried for 60 years un­til Dad’s death in 2008 at the age of 92.

We would like to sin­cerely thank the staff of AG Rhodes at Wes­ley Woods, es­pe­cially the fourth floor staff, and Cross­roads Hos­pice, for the won­der­ful care that they pro­vided for mom in her fi­nal years.

A lov­ing wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grand­mother, Ann is sur­vived by two chil­dren, Ann Marie Fac­tor and her hus­band, Dr. Ste­wart Fac­tor of At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, and Fran­cis X. Carr Jr. and his wife, Patricia Carr, of New Hope, Penn­syl­va­nia; four grand­chil­dren Katie, Rachel, Kevin (Shan­non), and Christo­pher; her sis­ters, Eleanor Shirvinksy and Loretta (Don­ald) Can­field; and nu­mer­ous ador­ing ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers.

Ser­vices will be pri­vate for the fam­ily.

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