Helen K. Robinson

Helen K. Robinson, of Hollis, passed away peacefully at Aynsley Place in Nashua, with members of her devoted family at her side.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 7, 1921, a daughter of the late John Cook Kerswell and Helen Shepard Hilt. Mrs. Robinson was the widow of George Robinson.

Mrs. Robinson was an accountant and had worked for several companies including, Tropel Optics, OTS Optics, USF & G and General Electric. Following her graduation from Friends Select High School in Philadelphia, she received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority.

Helen was the first woman to attend the Wharton School of Business. At that time classes were only taught in "Men’s" classroom halls. She had to climb up the fire escape and enter her classrooms through the windows and sit in the back of the class, just to be allowed into the class and the building. She did this in high heels and a skirt.

She was also active in the civil rights movement starting in the 1940’s in Biloxi when she relocated to be with her husband while he was in flight school during WWII. She actively rallied for and supported integration of the armed forces and honorable treatment of their families.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her daughters, June Kerswell Robinson MD and her husband William Barker; and Janet Robinson Sterritt and her husband James Sterritt; and her grandchildren, James Robinson Sterritt and John George Sterritt.

SERVICES: A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne, PA on February 12, 2016. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Congregational Church of Hollis on March 12, at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the Congregational Church of Hollis or the American Heart Association.

The Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."

Helen K. Robinson

Helen K. Robinson, of Hol­lis, passed away peacefully at Aynsley Place in Nashua, with members of her devoted family at her side.

She was born in Philadel­phia, PA on May 7, 1921, a daughter of the late John Cook Kerswell and Helen Shepard Hilt. Mrs. Robinson was the widow of George Robinson.

Mrs. Robinson was an ac­countant and had worked for several companies including, Tropel Optics, OTS Optics, USF & G and General Elec­tric. Following her graduation from Friends Select High School in Philadelphia, she received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Kap­pa Delta Sorority.

Helen was the first woman to attend the Wharton School of Business. At that time class­es were only taught in "Men’s" classroom halls. She had to climb up the fire escape and enter her classrooms through the windows and sit in the back of the class, just to be allowed into the class and the building. She did this in high heels and a skirt.

She was also active in the civil rights movement starting in the 1940’s in Biloxi when she relocated to be with her husband while he was in flight school during WWII. She ac­tively rallied for and supported integration of the armed forces and honorable treatment of their families.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her daughters, June Ker­swell Robinson MD and her husband William Barker; and Janet Robinson Sterritt and her husband James Sterritt; and her grandchildren, James Robinson Sterritt and John George Sterritt.

SERVICES: A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne, PA on February 12, 2016. A Memorial Ser­vice and Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Con­gregational Church of Hollis on March 12, at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the Congregational Church of Hollis or the American Heart Association.

The Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS AN­OTHER."