Robin Pearce ’73 Ramey
Robin P. Ramey of East Brunswick, NJ passed away on June 14, 2021, peacefully at her home. She was 69 years old.
Born in New Brunswick, she grew up in East Brunswick and from an early age her knew she wanted to be a teacher. After graduation from East Brunswick High School, she attended Hope College in Holland, MI where she majored in Education. She first taught in Fremont, MI, and it was there she met and married her first husband Dan Ramey with whom she had two children. She returned to graduate school at Southern Connecticut University completing her Master’s Degree in Education.
She taught in East Haven, CT and enjoyed her work as docent at the Yale Museum. When her son was born, she had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom and always treasured those years. Following her divorce, she returned to East Brunswick in 1986 and taught in the South Brunswick School District as a reading specialist from 1987-2012. She married her beloved husband David Carotenuto in 1993.
Robin was also an adjunct professor of English at DeVry Institute from 2006-2016. Robin was a devoted member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and with her husband was a member of the church’s Praise band, Music and Theater Programs, a youth leader and member of prayer and study groups; as well as a volunteer for Aldersgate Outreach Community Center, carrying on a proud tradition left by her father, and mother. As a member of Faith Factor, she relished her time playing the electric guitar, singing and cowriting songs with her husband. In addition, she was a board member of Young Vision Africa, which provides educational, religious, and agricultural needs for the small village Blama Peri, Sierra Leone, through which she achieved one of her lifelong dreams of a mission trip to the village; with plans to return. However, Robin put the best of her considerable energy into her family, first as a mother and again as she took on the cherished role of Gigi (grandma) playing, nurturing, and caring for the next generation. Predeceased by her parents Edgar and Evelyn Pearce,
Robin is survived by her beloved husband David Carotenuto, daughter Jessica Nahay and her husband Steve, son Daniel Ramey and his wife Amanda, daughter Liz Ramey and her wife Tory; grandchildren: Jaxson, Chase, and Beckham Nahay, and Pearce Ramey; brother Edgar A. Pearce and his wife Diana; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.