RPCVs: 2000-2004 - Obituaries

Ann W Robinson (Buvinger)
80, of Racine, Wisconsin, formerly of Milwaukee, WI and Monroeville, Pennsylvania, passed away quietly on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 surrounded by her loved ones at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. 
Born July 13, 1930, in Morgantown, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Ralph S. Buvinger and Wilma (McElroy) Buvinger. She was a 1948 graduate of Point Marion High School, and a 1952 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. On August 24, 1954 Ann was married to James M. Robinson, VMD, who preceded her in death on June 30, 1992. While raising her family, Ann continued her education, receiving her Masters from West Virginia University and her Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh, specializing in the Biological Sciences. As a Botanist, Ann's pioneering research in the genus Amelanchier (Serviceberry) is preserved in several professional publications and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Herbarium where she was a research associate. She held various Faculty, Staff, Research, and Advisory positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chatham University, and Carnegie Mellon University. 
From 2000-2002, Ann served in the Peace Corps, in Yamasa, Dominican Republic where she taught and helped to establish Biology curriculum and laboratory facilities in their local school system. 
Her parents and her sister Janet Dover preceded Ann in death. Surviving is her daughter, Lucinda (Norman) Cloutier and their two children Alexander and Danielle of Racine, WI, her son Ralph (Carole) Robinson of Newport News, VA; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and caregivers Ed Wieman and Alberta from Societies Assets. A service celebrating the life of Ann Robinson will be held Saturday, June 18, 2012 at Olympia Brown Unitarian Church presided by Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen and Rev. Rob Ater of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Luncheon will follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the University of Pittsburgh's Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC), Attention: Leslie Dunn, MPH, ADRC Administrator, UPMC Montefiore, Four West 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582 

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Daniel M. Rosenthal
Daniel M. Rosenthal, age 59, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in Madison. Dan was born on May 31, 1949 in New York City. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in Environmental Engineering. He used that degree while working for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where he was a vigorous enforcer of clean air standards. Dan was devoted to his sons, and to the cause of worker justice. He used his skills as a volunteer translator at the Worker Rights Center; and spent two years in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic building water systems. Earlier this year, he volunteered with Jewish World Service in Oaxaca developing water capture systems. Dan enjoyed camping, the outdoors, biking, and traveling with his sons and his fiancee. Latin America was an especially meaningful destination.
Dan is survived by his two sons, Joe and Alex Rosenthal; sister Susan Rosenthal; brother-in-law Howie Perlin; Nephew David Perlin; fiancee Kim Scott; and friend Mary Foster Rosenthal. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 5:00PM with a visitation beginning at 3:00PM until the time of service at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Worker Rights Center in Madison.