Amy Louise Marshall Robbins, 46, died on January 26, at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. She did her best to beat the harsh statistics after receiving her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and always kept a positive attitude and faith in whatever was to come. She will be remembered for her happiness, joy of life, and the love of her family and friends.
Amy was the third child of George and Rose Marshall. She was born in Germany where her father was stationed as a captain in the US Air Force. The family returned to Morgantown, where they still reside today. Growing up, Amy loved playing basketball and riding her black and gold dirt bike. She was a proud member of the Red and Blue Marching Band at MHS and graduated with the class of 1991.
Amy attended Virginia Tech and was a proud Hokie (despite her family’s harassment). She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1995 and a Masters in Secondary Education in 1997. She loved her time in Blacksburg and held the Hokie Bird near and dear to her heart. Her Jens, Macadoos, and games against WVU were some of her favorite college memories.
After college, Amy moved to the DC area and began teaching high school English in Prince William County in Virginia. Amy taught for seven years in the classroom and seventeen years with the Virtual High School at PWCS. On her first day of teaching, Amy was introduced to her future husband, Jason Robbins.
Amy and Jason were married on July 15, 2000, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony with close family and friends. The couple loved living in the DC metro area and enjoying traveling, hiking, biking and Thursday night outings with friends. Amy and Jason became proud parents of their three beautiful children and moved back to Morgantown, WV to raise their family in a slower more family-friendly area. Her children attended Serendipity Pre-School, Cheat Lake Elementary and are currently attending Mountaineer Middle and University High School. She is forever grateful to the many wonderful, kind, and helpful, caring teachers who have helped the children along the way.
There was nothing in life that compared to the loved and joy Amy had in raising their children. She was appreciative of her job where she could stay home with her children and took advantage of every opportunity she had to love them (or as they would sometimes joke, “Smother”). She proudly watched her babies grow into happy, positive, successful teens and know they will make her proud by all they will accomplish in life. She loved watching her children perform with the MMS and UHS bands, practice and play volleyball, hockey, and lacrosse and work hard to earn many belts in Hapkido. She appreciates all the coaches, tutors and directors who have positively impacted her children’s lives.
The family joined St. Thomas a Becket Episcopal church in 2006 and have been active members. They are appreciative of the love and support they have received and are proud of the work the church does in the community. Additionally, Peterkin has been a huge part of our children’s lives and we thank everyone involved in teaching them and sharing their faith with us.
The family loved to travel and were proud Gold members with Disney Cruise Line. Amy loved nothing more than a week of vacation with her family cruising!! She was a huge Mickey fan and will forever cherish the many “magical” family memories made together. They also loved spending time together in Bethany Beach, DE, Canaan Valley, WV and meeting friends to catch up.
Amy loved sports, both watching and playing. She was a true Mountaineer fan and especially loved attending football and basketball games. She loved the Hokies, Blue Devils, and the Steelers. Not much in life was greater than her love of the Pittsburgh Penguins. She loved hiking outdoors with her family and dog, working out with Megan at PRO and boating on the Cheat Lake.
Amy is survived by the love of her life, Jason Robbins; her amazing daughter Anna Robbins; her awesome daughter, Katherine (Kate) Robbins; her sweet baby James Robbins (Morgantown, WV); her ever patient and caring dog Sadie; the best parents ever, George and Rose Marshall (Morgantown, WV); her beautiful sister Julie Harris (Morgantown, WV); her kind-hearted brother Jeff Marshall (Jersey City, NJ); her supportive in-laws Rick Harris, Elizabeth Mazorra, Soome Kang, John and Sandra Robbins (Myrtle Beach, SC); her precious and joyous nieces and nephew Eliza Robertson and Max Robertson (Morgantown, WV), Lydia Marshall (Golden, CO) and Vera Marshall (Mountain Lakes, NJ); her amazing uncle Jim and Carol Petitto (Fairmont, WV), fun uncle Bob Marshall (Weirton, WV); and beloved cousins Michael and Shay Petitto (Morgantown, WV) Brian, Kara, and Giana Petitto (Fairmont, WV), Alex Marshall and Sofia, (Martins Ferry, OH) Shannon, Marshall, Dee Dee and Brian Criscilo, Lori and Pete Daniel (all of Louisville, KY) and Andrew Marshall; and close family and friends Debbie, Nick, Todd, Anna and Cody Nixon (Raleigh, NC). Alec, Whitney, the three Jens, Casie, Anne Marc, Jason, Natalie, Gary, Jen, Lisa, Sonja and Craig, Jean Marie, Denna and Mike, Cris and Melissa, Alicia, Maureen, Elizabeth, Brian and Georgia, Stacey, Jodi, Marcie and Mike, Amy and Ray, Charmin and Nate, Debbie and Whitney, Courtney, Foxwood friends, Beth , Gina, Anne, Lucas, Charlie and Paige, Chuck and Patty, Ann Beth, Mary Helen and many others have been special, supportive friends and are appreciated.
Dr. Alan Hess and Drs. Mary and David Hall have gone above and beyond in helping with amazing health care and their friendship. The physician and nursing staffs at Mon, Ruby and Johns Hopkins have given her so much comfort and amazing care; we are forever grateful. Her girls from Troop 54522 will forever be loved and appreciated.
Amy was preceded in death by her adored dog, Daisy; Beloved maternal grandparents, Angelo and Carolyn Petitto; her fun paternal grandparents, Jim, and June Marshall; her strong-willed and caring uncle Angelo Petitto; her uncle Jim Marshall; and adored aunts Regina Roseman and Teresa Arena, among many other family members.
Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home Omega Crematory.
Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, WV on Friday, February 1 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Visiting will continue on Saturday at St. Thomas à Becket Episcopal Church, 75 Old Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508 from 10 AM until the time of Memorial Service at 11 AM, with Father Tony Setley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Amy requested donations in her honor could be made to ON Eagles’ Wings 371 Opekiska Ridge Road Fairmont, WV 26554, Peterkin 286 Clubhouse Road Romney, WV 26757, or GSBDC 321 Virginia St. Charleston, WV 25302.
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