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Renee Robbins

Renee Robbins was born and raised in Chester, PA in 1930. She was an English major at Temple University. She married and moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and then to Cherry Hill, NJ, where she lived for 55 years and raised three daughters. She taught American history at Camden County Vocational Technical school for 20 years, and enjoyed long friendships with students through her retirement. She was vice president of her local chapter of the League of Women Voters in Maryland, then an active member in New Jersey for 60 years. An early environmental advocate, with the LWV she helped to pass the 1972 Clean Water Act. She also created Running and Winning, a program that trained high school girls how to research policy issues and run for public office, also implemented in Arizona. In retirement, Renee was a homebound tutor for Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, and Moorestown public schools. She taught ESL to new immigrants and helped prepare them for their citizenship tests. She loved her country and was a fierce defender of and advocate for American democracy. She is survived by her husband of 70 years Manuel Robbins, her daughters Susan Schwarz, Elaine Robbins, and Alyssa Robbins, her sons-in-law, Dan Schwarz, Victor Eijkhout, Michael Schwartz, grandsons Eric Schwarz and Zach Schwarz, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: League of Women Voters New Jersey, 204 West State St., Trenton, New Jersey 08608

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