Ruth A. Dougan Robinson of Wooster, passed away on August 3, 2023. She was born August 19th, 1923 to Howard and Blanche Dougan of Pennsville, Ohio
Ruth attended North High School in Columbus, received her BS in Education at Ohio State University, her Masters in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Dayton.
She was a charter member of Phi Delta Kappa of the University of Dayton. Ruth was honored by the OSU Alumni Board and presented with a Professional Life Certificate in 1985.
She taught grade school in Columbus, Adena, Newcomerstown and Washington Court House where she was also Supervisor of Title 1 and DPPF programs.
Upon retirement, Ruth married Dr. John M. Robinson and moved to Wooster, Ohio, where she was accepted by a family of caring, loving Robinson’s. They made her feel instantly a part of their family, so reminiscent of her own Dougan family.
From John she learned to appreciate gardening and the environment. He shared his passion for travel and instilled in her the art of acceptance and patience.
While residing in Wooster, Ruth became a member of Monday Club, PEO Sisterhood, Service League, Ohio State Alumni and enjoyed her grandchildren’s athletic endeavors.
She read texts for students at ATI, enjoyed Friends of the Library and Women’s Committee for Wooster Symphony.
Wooster became her home but she would never forget the special, long time friends in Washington Court House, where she spent many happy years.
She is survived by her daughter Debra Carmen diDomenico and family; her sister Ria Portocarrero and family; and her children by marriage-Mike Jennings and family; Wendy See and family; Mimi Burgess and family; John Robinson and family; Camille Goodnight and family; Mark Robinson and family. Ruth is survived by 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. And special family members; Monica Hernandez Villicana, Woodie Robinson and Carmen Mary Castle.
She was preceded in death by Dr. John M. Robinson in 2000, and her son John Michael diDomenico in 2011.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of West View Healthy Living, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster with Pastor Eric Fairhust officiating. Inurnment will be in the Pennsville Twp. Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be directed to Central American Medical Outreach, 322 Westwood Ave., Orrville, OH 44667.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com