Robin M. Davis, USMC Captain and J.A.G. lawyer, Armstrong patent attorney, trailblazer

By on September 12, 2018

Robin M. (née Roberta) Davis of Manheim, and formerly of Hamburg, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2016.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on July 10, 1947, she was the daughter of Robert L. Davis and Joanna Inez Casey Davis.

Robin was a 1965 graduate of Hamburg High School, a 1969 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. degree in history, a 1973 graduate of the Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and a 1980 graduate of Cameron University with a B.S. degree in chemistry.

Robin was a captain in the United States Marine Corps who served as a Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) lawyer. Upon discharge from active duty she worked as a patent attorney for Conoco, Inc.m the Henkel Corporation, and for Armstrong World Industries prior to her retirement.

An outdoorswoman, Robin was a golfer, gardener and antique collector who loved animals of all kinds. A trailblazer, among 200 students Robin was the only woman in her law school class at the Stetson University College of Law and was the second female J.A.G. in the history of the United States Marine Corps.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Surviving are her cousins: Elizabeth Locke (Daniel) Killoran of Fairport, N.Y.; Colleen M. Locke of Erie; William S. (Kathryn) Locke of Cortland, N.Y.; Timothy (Sheila) Casey of Lancaster, Mass.; Claudia Casey of Alexandria, Va.; Kathleen Casey of Barker, N.Y.; and Maura Casey (Peter) Panzarella of Franklin, Conn.

A graveside service honoring Robin and her mother, Joanna Inez Casey Davis, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Prospect Lawn Cemetery in Hamburg, N.Y.

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