Iris Robinson Pincus

by | Feb 6, 2015 | Obituaries

Norfolk — Iris Robinson Pincus, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Norfolk.

Iris was born in Hartford, Conn. to Gertrude (Cohen) and Abraham Frank on June 16, 1928.

She lived in Connecticut until 1983 when she moved to Hilton Head, S. C. and then to Sarasota, Fla. in 1986. She later moved to Virginia Beach in 1996 with her husband Harry Pincus.

Iris and Harry Pincus met in Sarasota, Fla. in January of 1993 and fell in love. She was 64, he was 68. In July of 1993, they traveled on the first of many International U.S Senior Volleyball Team Good Will Tours around the world to Israel, then in 1996 to the British Isles, in 1998 through South America and in 2001 through Eastern Europe. They married in 1996, lived in Sarasota for several years, then Virginia Beach until 2012, when they moved to the Talbot on Granby in Norfolk to be closer to family. At the Talbot they have been comfortable, among many friends, and participating in many activities. Iris was a warm, funny, loving person who was a friend to many. She will be sadly missed by all.

Iris is survived by her husband Harry Pincus, her son James Robinson and his wife Amy, her daughter Nancy Rogers and her husband Chris, two granddaughters, Anna Rogers and Marissa Robinson, and her grandson Benjamin Rogers and his wife Katie. She is also survived by her husband’s children to whom she was devoted, Paul and Kjersti Pincus, Finn Pincus, Alex and Susan Pincus, Ingeresa and Brian Friedman and Kari Pincus, and eight grandchildren, Hanna, Sigrid, Nora, Erin, David, Anna Britta, Neal and Cole.

Iris was predeceased by her first husband Richard J. Robinson in 1990. She was also predeceased by her favorite cousin, Sondra (Sandy) Hurwit.

Iris was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple. The funeral service was held there. Memorial donations may be sent to Ohef Sholom Temple or The National Shingles Foundation, 603 West 115th St. Suite #371 NY, NY 10025. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel.