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I mourn the enormous loss of my daughter Robin (Soifer) Melnick on May 2nd. Robin did, however, leave a significant legacy for her family, friends, and the many students she taught with total dedication and respect. I am grateful and proud of her bravery, independence, and success and joy she experienced in her work. All of the feelings and thoughts expressed here are confirmed by the many powerful – sometimes amusing – anecdotes and memories. They are always touching and have brought me a measure of comfort and pride.

Even more than teaching, ice skating, or skiing Robin cherished her son Jay (Chicago), her daughter Katie (Switzerland) and Katie's 2 daughters. Both Robin, and her former husband Jeffrey, raised two successful and caring adults - a major legacy! Farewell, goodbye, adios, and au revoir Robin dear and thank you for the beautiful memories.

Your loving mother,
Rena Soifer
— Rena Soifer
May 31, 2012
Wir erinnern uns gerne an die Zeit mit dir, liebe Robin. Unsere erste Begegnung vergessen wir nie. Ich sprach kein Wort englisch und du nicht deutsch. Wir hüteten zusammen Manuel. Mit Hilfe des Wörterbuchs erlebten wir einen lustigen Vormittag. Im Laufe der Jahre konnten wir zusammen plaudern, weil du deutsch lerntest.
Wir wünschen deinen Angehörigen viel Trost und KRaft.
Helene + Samuel Liechti
— Siegenthaler Marianne
May 31, 2012

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