Dana lost her two-year battle against a rare genetic form of lung cancer March 28, 2019. She passed peacefully at home after a month long stay in ICU at Cleveland Clinic.
Dana was an optician having worked for Pearl Vision, Hoya of Connecticut, as well as in private practices. She attended Audubon Elementary, Jefferson Junior High and Merritt Island High schools. She excelled academically, was a cheerleader, county champion in track, played girls’ soccer, was on the newspaper staff, and was a class officer. Following graduation she attended both Brevard Community College and University of Florida.
She moved to Connecticut where she met Daniel Wagner who was the love of her life for almost 21 years. Dan was her constant companion and caregiver during her struggle with Stage 4 lung cancer.
In addition to Dan, Dana is survived by her parents, Jim and Judy Robinson of Rockledge; brother Chris Robinson and wife Rachel of Rockledge; sister Jennifer LoPorto and husband Ryan of Melbourne; sister Jaime Slentz and husband Steve of Rockledge; and was a doting aunt to nieces Kayla, Camryn and Kinley Slentz, Presley and Peyton LoPorto; and nephews Landon Robinson and Colton Slentz.
Dana was a remarkable young woman who made the decision to be very open about her illness in the hope others might find strength and courage through her battle. The outpouringg of love since her passing is evidence of what a tremendous impact she had on hundreds of lives because of that choice. She was always positive and upbeat even as she endured multiple painful tests and surgeries. Dana attracted new friends wherever she went and maintained contacts with many she had known since kindergarten and beyond.
A celebration of her bright light will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at The Oasis at Palm Shores (Space Coast Area Realtors Association facility), 2950 Pineda Plaza Way, Palm Shores, FL, 32940.
This location is not open to accept flowers. Anyone wishing to send an arrangement should have them delivered to the family to bring to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dana's memory to LUNGevity.org