Marie Griffin Robinson, age 87, passed away on April 7, 2012 at home in Edinboro.

Robinson, Marie GriffinShe was born May 16, 1924 in Erie, the daughter of the late Clarence Griffin and Myrtle Lathrop Griffin. Throughout her life, Marie had a passion for softball, music, dancing, arts and crafts, the outdoors, gardening, baking, for clowning, and for life. Marie served the public as ????ag-D-Ann???? in the Erie Jolly Jesters????? Chapter of Clowns of America for 32 years; much of that time as secretary. She will also be remembered as a ????rayer warrior,???? passing that legacy onto her children. Her saving faith in Jesus Christ was of the utmost importance to her.

Marie was preceded in death by her son, Ralph LeeHaven Robinson, Jr., and all 12 of her siblings. In addition to her husband of 69 years, Ralph LeeHaven Robinson, Sr., she is survived by her daughters, MelodyLee Skurdahl (Michael) of Van Buren, Ark., TenderrLee Hughes of Kansas City, Mo., TamraLee Pierson (Timothy) of Edinboro and LoveLee Robinson-Oakes of Edinboro, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Robert Davis, layman, will officiate. Interment will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of the family or make a donation to the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation at