Robin Plank, 51, Boose employee, boxer lover

By on October 26, 2011

Robin L. Plank, age 51, of Denver, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

She was born in Reading, a daughter of Paula M. (Wells) Valentine, Reading, and the late James H. Brown.

A 1978 Cocalico High School and Empire Beauty School graduate, she was employed in human relations with Boose Aluminum Foundry, Reamstown, and over the years had worked for Accents by U, Bollman Hat and F&M Hat Companies. Robin enjoyed public and yard sales, flea markets, Christmas, riding four-wheelers in Potter County, country music (especially Toby Keith) and was an active committee member of Adamstown Community Days. She loved her family, friends and boxers, supporting boxer rescue efforts.

Also surviving are her 19-year companion: Richard C. Eckenroth, with whom she resided; her legal spouse: Richard A. Plank, of Adamstown; "adopted" daughter: Sandra L., wife of Tim Ott, of Denver; "adopted" grandchildren: Shanelle R. and Kara J. Ott, of Denver; and her beloved "dog-ters": Hayden Pearl and Hope Grace.

A brother: Michael J. Brown; and her first boxer girlie: Magdalynne Rose, predeceased her.

Funeral services took place on Oct. 22 at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with Rev. Sandra L. Gideon officiating. Burial took place in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville.

Rather than flowers, remember Robin with contributions to Adopt a Boxer Rescue, Box 423, Harrison, NY 10528 and Northern Boxer Rescue, Box 95, Sunderland, MA 01375. For more information, visit

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