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Memorial Service Is Sept. 25 for Teletechnet Site Director Emily Robertson

A celebration of the life of Emily Robertson, director for Old Dominion University's Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center and Quantico Marine Corps Base Teletechnet sites and an assistant professor, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Temple Baptist Church, 3300 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk. Robertson, of Virginia Beach, died unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 19, 2010.

Robertson, 63, was a longtime member of the church and an accomplished artist. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, William Robertson; a son, David Robertson; a daughter, Martha Grace Norton; a sister, Elizabeth Jane Webster; and four grandchildren: Zoe, Emma, Luke and Walker.

Flowers may be sent to the church. A donation in lieu of flowers may be made to Temple Baptist Church, Dr. Emily G. Robertson Memorial Fund. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.emilygillespierobertson.wordpress.com.

Andy Casiello, ODU's interim associate vice president for distance learning, recalled spending time with Robertson the day before she died unexpectedly. "Dave Chase, Dave Radcliffe and I spent most of Friday with Emily, visiting the ODU Quantico location, which has been recently renovated," he said. "Together we attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Center for Education and Research.

"We last saw her, happy and enthusiastic as always, at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday. We spent the day with Emily on Friday, and she was upbeat, enthusiastic and full of ideas and life, as always. Her passing comes as a complete shock to her ODU family in distance learning, and across campus."

This article was posted on: September 15, 2010

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