Robin Colvin Morsch, 83, of Ruckersville, Virginia died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born Colvin Christine McWhirter on April 3, 1929 in Decatur to Carl and Myrtle A. Buyer-McWhirter.
From an early age, it was apparent that she was gifted in music. At the time of her high school graduation, she had already become an accomplished pianist, violinist, percussionist, clarinetist, and singer. After graduating high school, she moved to the Hollywood, California area, where she modeled professionally and became a popular songstress in the restaurant/nightclub industry. As Robin Reed, she sang and played the piano, headlining in such nightclubs as Sir Michael’s in Los Angeles and the Embers in Arcadia, California. Her talents also led her to headline at such venues as the Sultan’s Table in the Duens Hotel & Casino along the Las Vegas Strip.
In 1970, she left the entertainment industry when her husband received a job promotion and was transferred to New Jersey. While living in New Jersey, she became a successful real estate broker as well as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bernardsville, where she sang in the choir and served as an elder.
After living in Bernardsville, New Jersey for 24 years, she retired to Tryon, North Carolina in 1993. There she joined the Tryon Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and served as an active member of the congregation. While living in Tryon, North Carolina, she was also cast in a local theater production of “My Fair Lady.”
Upon her husband’s death in 2003, she moved cross-country to Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington to live close to her son and one of her closest friends. She relocated to Ruckersville, Virginia in November 2011 to once again be near her son and daughter-in-law.
She is survived by her son, Steven D. Morsch of Ruckersville, Virginia; two granddaughters, Nicole A. Morsch of Sarasota, Florida; and Alexis C. Morsch-Blount of Loganville, Georgia; and three great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard W. Morsch; and granddaughter, Michelle Morsch.
A memorial services was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Tryon Presbyterian Church, Tryon, North Carolina.
Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, Ill. 60642, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.