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Robin L. (Alton) Gallagher

August 18, 1965 ~ June 15, 2019 (age 53)

Robin Lynne Gallagher (Alton) age 53, passed away on June 15, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends under the care of Faith Hospice of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Robin was born August 18, 1965 to Jim Alton of Harbor Springs, Michigan and Karen Knapp of Petoskey, Michigan.
She graduated from Petoskey High School in 1983 and went on to earn her Masters degree from Western Michigan University.  She was currently a Professor and Student Advisor at Western Michigan University.  She was diagnosed in April with a rare and aggressive bladder cancer.
She is survived  by her husband Alan, her son Logan, age 21; her daughter Skylar, age 15, and her brother Jim Alton all of Grand Rapids.  She is also survived by her parents Jim (Sharon) Alton of Harbor Springs and Karen (Lee) Knapp of Petoskey.
A Visitation Memorial will be held at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Road, Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, June 21 from 3 pm to 6 pm, with sharing at 4 pm.
Memorial contributions can be made in Robin's name to Women's Resource Center, 678 Front Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504.  Memories and condolences can be made at


Donations may be made to:

Women's Resource Center
678 Front Ave. NW #180, Grand Rapids MI 49504
Tel: 1-616-458-5443

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