Robin Ann Ehrmann, age 44 years, of Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, NJ, died on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY, with her loving husband Rich and her two children, Grace and Jake, by her side.
Born in Elizabeth, NJ, September 30, 1973, daughter of John Andrew and Dorothy Josephine Miezwa Kiczek of Franklin Township, Robin was raised in Elizabeth before moving to Hunterdon County in 1982. She graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School in 1991 and then earned a B.A. in Communications from The College of New Jersey in 1995.
Robin worked in several marketing jobs after graduation, quickly excelling with her outgoing personality and drive. She built long lasting friendships that she cherished to this day.
Meeting her future husband in high school, the two soul mates dated, got engaged in 1993, married, started a family and she took on the role she would truly want to be known and remembered for: building a beautiful and strong family.
Anyone who knew Robin, understood that her family and friends were her world. Robin exhibited a true passion for helping anyone and would always put other’s needs ahead of her own. She was very humble in this regard, and found a simple joy and much peace in doing whatever she could to help better the lives of those around her.
Her volunteerism for many organizations and activities will not soon be forgotten. She did this all with a sense of humor that made anyone she met instantly comfortable. Robin was also well known for having the right words for any situation. Her positive and reassuring personality, coupled with her bright smile, made any situation bearable, even during some of life’s most difficult moments.
She instilled core values in her children and led by example. Her integrity and hard work, along with her perseverance through everything life tossed her way, are characteristics that Grace and Jake exhibit which made Robin extremely proud.
Robin was one who realized that the land of the free is because of the actions of the brave, and that we are all very lucky to live in the United States where we are blessed with many freedoms not found in other parts of the world. Robin instilled these values in her children, and it would not be an unusual sight for members of her family to show support and gratitude to those that protect us.
A true caregiver, she never wanted things to be about her and was a true warrior during her eleven plus years battling cancer. Never wanting anyone to think she was a victim, it will never be said that cancer beat her; the way she faced her illness during its various stages is a testimony to the strong and faithful spirit that resided in her.
Robin was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Victories Church, Baptistown, NJ, where she taught CCD and participated in many other volunteer activities. Her strong faith allowed her to come to a measure of peace and though she did not want to leave her family and friends, she knew that it was a part of God’s plan. As is written in 2 Timothy 4:7-9, “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.” Robin is certainly in Heaven, smiling down and continuing to inspire faith, hope and love in all those who loved her, and are forever changed for the better for having known her.
Loving anything outdoors, Robin was a hiker, runner and enjoyed looking up at the stars and night sky with her family. She loved yard work, and was well known for taking care of all her own outdoor landscaping. Her work was meticulous and she could make any outdoor area a place of beauty.
A traveler, Robin enjoyed her home but also loved to travel with family, exploring and experiencing all of God’s splendor. She was known for making these family adventures quite unique and engaging.
Cooking was another part of Robin’s diverse life portfolio. She greatly enjoyed baking and cooking for family and friends, and one never left her home hungry. Meal time was important, because it was family time. Her food was unique and her family often times remarked that it was far above restaurant quality.
She was also well known for decorating her home for the Christmas season; her decorations were the first in the neighborhood to be put up and the very last to be taken down, as the Christmas season of “Hope” was her absolute favorite of all the seasons. It is this feeling of “Hope” that she put into practice not just during the holiday “season”, but every day of her life. As the famous author Emily Dickinson wrote, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.”
Though Robin is no longer physically with us, the hope that she has instilled and inspired will never fade from existence. She will continue to live on in spirit and be there for those who need her until we all meet again in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Ginger Ehrmann.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Rich Ehrmann with whom she joined hands in marriage on August 19, 1995 in Queenship of Mary RC Church, Plainsboro, NJ; her two children, Grace Elizabeth Ehrmann and Jacob Andrew Ehrmann; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Terri Kiczek; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jackie and Eric Decker, Kim Kiczek and Jennifer and Ronnie Janek; her father-in-law, Michael Ehrmann; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Caitlin and Mark Bedwell, Jon and Anne Ehrmann and Randall Ehrmann and his wife, Sarah Sims; many loving extended family; and many cherished friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Msgr. David Fulton and concelebrated by Rev. Krysztof Kaczynski will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Victories Parish, Route 519, Baptistown, NJ. Everyone is kindly requested to meet directly at the Church on Saturday by 9:45 a.m.
Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, NJ.
Robin will lie in repose at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m. with a Life Celebration service beginning at 7:30 p.m. At that time, family and friends are invited to share a thoughtful reflection about Robin. For those not comfortable speaking but who wish to share something, or for those unable to be with the family in person, please feel free share your thoughts via email and they will be read at the service. Remarks can be sent to: [email protected]
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ.
Please visit Robin’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com where one can light a memorial candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of her life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions for Grace and Jacob’s college education would be most appreciated. Checks can be made payable to the “Robin Ann Ehrmann Children’s Education Fund” and mailed c/o Wright & Ford, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822.
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Our Lady of Victories Parish
Address:1005 Route 519, Frenchtown, NJ, 08825
There will NOT be a visitation on Saturday morning at the funeral home. Everyone is kindly requested to meet directly at the Church on Saturday by 9:45 a.m.
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
At this Life Celebration Service, family and friends are invited to share a thoughtful reflection about Robin. For those not comfortable speaking but who wish to share something, or for those unable to be with the family in person, please feel free share your thoughts via email and they will be read at the service. Remarks can be sent to: [email protected]
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Locust Grove Cemetery
Address:Quakertown Road, Quakertown, NJ,
Robin was fiercely devoted to her family and believed strongly in education. This fund will be used to help offset the rising costs of tuition for her cherished children, Grace and Jacob. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated by the family.