Mae Bernard Robinson, 96, died on January 15, 2023, at The Hearth At Drexel in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Beloved daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Bernard (owners of Bernard’s Department Stores in Bristol, PA and Bordentown, NJ), devoted wife to her late husband Leon M. Robinson, and sister of the late Irene Bernard Katz; she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Barry Penn of Wynnewood, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay N. and Lauren Robinson of Washington Crossing, PA; granddaughters, Lisa and Gena; grandsons, Reuben and Aaron; her many great-grandchildren; her niece, Jeanne Katz; her cousin, Roberta Kline; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mae was born and grew up in Bristol, PA. She was a graduate of Bristol High School and Temple University. After 25 years of teaching kindergarten, Mae retired from the Trenton Board of Education. She was a long-time resident of Trenton and Lawrenceville, NJ and lived her senior years in Boynton Beach FL. She was an avid bridge player and a passionate opera lover who enjoyed visiting opera houses around the world.
Her son related that “his mother was a beautiful, reserved, polished, educated and intelligent woman, and, that he admired his mother’s love for and devotion to her beloved husband, Leon.”
In her early years, Mae was a volunteer at a number of charities, among them, Greenwood House, Jewish Community Center and American Women’s ORT and a former member of Adath Israel Congregation of Lawrenceville. Her husband Leon practiced law in the Trenton area for more than 50 years, and he was the former president of the Jewish Family and Children Services, the Jewish Community Center, and Greenacres Country Club of Lawrenceville, and former Master of True Craftsman Lodge No. 202, F&AM.
The Family is deeply appreciative of the care that she received from her devoted caregivers at The Hearth At Drexel, with particular gratitude to Karlene Joseph for her exceptional devotion and loving care.
The Funeral Services will be a closed, private service for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.