Alice "Bobbie" Robinson Carpender


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Alice "Bobbie" Robinson Carpender

  • Born: 18 Apr 1918, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
  • Marriage: Thomas Adolphus Sharp circa 1941
  • Died: 8 Jan 2014, Fort Myers, Lee Co., Florida at age 95

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Alice Robinson "Bobbie" Carpender Sharp
Birth: Apr. 18, 1918 - Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Death: Jan. 8, 2014 - Fort Myers, Lee Co., Florida

Alice (Bobbie) Robinson Carpender Sharp, 95, passed away on January 8, 2014 at her villa at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, FL. She is survived by her daughter Tyrrell Carpender Sharp, of the "Stone Cottage", Laughlintown, PA and her cat Cali of Cypress Cove.

Bobbie and her late husband Tom moved to Sanibel in 1980. At the time of his death in 2003 they had been married 62 years. Bobbie and Cali moved to Cypress Cove in 2004. While living on Sanibel, Bobbie wrote a weekly cooking column for The Islander Newspaper. She was a graduate of the Barnes Foundation School of Horticulture in Merion, PA and also studied at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. While residing in the Philadelphia area she helped start the sales rental gallery at The Museum of Fine Arts.

Bobbie was an ardent traveler going to such countries as Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Bolivia, etc. Her interest and hobbies were vast: travel, books, theater, gardening, museums, entertaining and horses. The latter she gave up when she moved to Sanibel.
Edwin Robinson Carpender (1882 - 1965)
Elovine Tyrrell Burruss Carpender (1885 - 1968)
Thomas Adolphus Sharp (1915 - 2003)
Catharine Cumming Carpender (1915 - 2000)


Alice married Thomas Adolphus Sharp, son of James Merritt Sharp and Annie Britt Blackwell, circa 1941. (Thomas Adolphus Sharp was born on 24 Jul 1915 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., N.C. and died on 10 Aug 2003 in Sanibel, Lee Co., Florida.)

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