Janice Schwenk Robbins

November 03, 1945 ‒ October 11, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Janice Schwenk Robbins passed away peacefully on October 11, 2019 in Delaware, Ohio, at the age of 73.   Janice was a resident of Liberty Twp., Delaware, Ohio and Ocean City, New Jersey.  She was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on November 3, 1945 and grew up on Long Island in Hempstead, NY.
She graduated from Hempstead High School and earned a B.A. in English from Lycoming College, and M.Ed. in Speech Pathology from the University of Virginia.  For over thirty years, she worked as a speech pathologist for school systems in Charlottesville VA, Montgomery County MD and Delaware County OH.
She spent the majority of her professional life working in the Big Walnut School District, and was an active member of the school community in Delaware County. She was a dedicated community member, mother, wife, and friend.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Leona Schwenk, her sister, Gail Colfelt, and loving husband of over forty years, David Robbins.  She is survived by her two daughters, Drs. Cynthia Robbins and Karen Robbins, and sons-in-law River Bailey and Andrew Knapp and grandchildren Lydia Knapp and Elliott Knapp.
Visitation will be 5pm with a memorial service to follow at 6pm  at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Home, 101 Valleyside Dr. Delaware, OH. 43015 on Tuesday, October 15. Internment will be at a later date at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, PA, and a family memorial will also be held in Scranton, PA.
Contributions can be made to the Neuroscience Summer Internship Program (David and Janice Internship) at Ohio Wesleyan University, the David and Janice Robbins summer neuroscience internship at Lycoming College, or the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware.
Condolences can be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Cindy and Karen
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. May her memory be for a blessing and may her spirit live on in you and the wonderful lives you are living. Love from Jerusalem, Julia

  • Dear Cindy and Karen,
    Our condolences on the loss of your mother, and the earlier loss of your father.
    The death of both parents leaves a void that cannot be filled but is eased by the good memories of lives well-lived. May the care and comfort offered by many friends ease your pain.
    With sympathy,
    Katherine and Norman Gharrity

  • Karen & Cindy:

    How sad to lose your parents, but happy to know they are at peace together with their Lord! When I began work at FPC in 1992, your parents were active and vital members of the church. We became friends and your father was my daughter’s OWU department head when she graduated in 1996. When they came to Willow Brook (where I work), I reconnected with your dad and realized your mother had declined. I hope you can focus on the wonderful memories of your folks and continue down the path they laid for you two many years ago!

  • I knew Jan from her work in the Buckeye Valley School System, and I am saddened to read of her passing. She was a wonderful professional to work with and made a positive difference in the lives of the students. I would occasionally see her (usually in Buehlers) after she was no longer in the district and always enjoyed chatting with her. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
    Jenny Morris

  • My sincere sympathies to the family of Jan as they have truly lost someone special. I had the opportunity to know her during my formadable days as a teacher. She was so kind to every last staff member and every student. Her passion for helping students with speech difficulties was amazing. Often when I use my Ipod or start my lawn mower, I’ll think of Jan and her warnings about noise levels!! The world lost a kind soul, but heaven gained one.

  • Dear Cindy and Karen,
    Our family sends our sincere condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your mother, and earlier the loss of your father.
    Your parents were exemplary people and it was an honor to know them over the years. It was always a joy to see them and marvel at all they accomplished, including two wonderful daughters.
    Please know that they will not be forgotten. Take care.
    With sympathy,
    Joan and Fred Manter