Remembering Nilda Robles-Evertsz

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Nilda Robles-Evertsz “She was gone before we know it and only God knows why,” from a line in a poem that appeared on the devotional card from her funeral service.

Nilda Robles-Evertsz, 72, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was the devoted mother to Joseph K. Robles (St. Nicks Alliance President). This devastating and unexpected loss is also grieved by her beloved husband Al Evertsz, daughter-in-law Barbara, and grandchildren Nicole, Joseph, and Anthony. She was an inspiration to all she touched, especially those closest to her.
Nilda was born to the late Aida Talavera and Herman Ruiz on December 4, 1943. She was selfless and always put others first. It was in Nilda’s nature to pursue a career in which she could care for others. She graduated from Kings County Nursing School in 1964. Her passion for her profession grew as Nilda’s career achievements multiplied. She spent 30 years as a Head Surgical Nurse at Downstate Medical Center and NYU Medical Center. Nilda’s compassion and empathy for every patient and family member she encountered was clear to all around her.
Her desire to make things better extended to the community. Nilda volunteered endless hours of her time at Staten Island Hospital and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. She was an active member of Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to those who where home bound. Nilda spent her life dedicated to caring and supporting others. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking with her grandchildren, and was an avid sports fan. She will be deeply missed by all.

 

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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