Robin Hewitt

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died October 14, 2023

Gladstone, MI

Robin Hewitt, age 60, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at her home in Gladstone, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ALS.


Robin was born March 23rd, 1963 in Port Huron, MI, the daughter of Howard and Marie (Canie) Sanderson. She grew up in Gladstone and was a 1981 graduate of Gladstone High School. Following graduation, Robin enrolled at The American Beauty Academy where she received her Cosmetology Certificate in 1982. Shortly after returning home from college, Robin met her love, Doug Hewitt, and together the couple were united in marriage on July 6th, 1985, at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Robin and Doug lived in Port Huron from 1987 to 1989 before once again returning to Gladstone where they made their home and raised their family. In 1994, they acquired The New Image Salon, which they owned and operated until 2020. She was a proud and successful business owner who established many wonderful friendships in her local community.


Robin loved her family, adored her grandchildren and forever missed her loving daughter, Chelsey Jo. Soon after the loss of Chelsey, Robin checked off a major accomplishment by running the Detroit Marathon in October 2003 and several half-marathons leading up to it. After two years of protesting and fighting for the safety of others, Robin spearheaded the addition of a traffic light at the intersection where Chelsey Hewitt and Tim Wotchko lost their lives. Another example of her fighting spirit is when Robin overcame cancer in 2012.


You could find Robin on her pontoon boat on her favorite summer days; be that with friends, family, her grandchildren, or just the family golden retriever, Kyle. She also loved attending concerts, outdoor festivals, and often cooked and hosted friends and family on her front porch.


Robin’s light will continue to shine through the many lives she touched. She always encouraged everyone to choose JOY.


In addition to her husband, Doug, Robin is survived by:

Sons: Ben (Tiffany) Hewitt

Sam (Savanna Stenberg) Hewitt

Brother: Morris Sanderson

Sister: Dawn Cunningham, Charron (Joe) Allsworth and

Kimmie Jo Soderman

Grandchildren: Porter, Ruby and Vincent

Mother in Law: Patricia Hewitt

Close family friend: Aunt Alice Eagle

Also surviving are many loving family members and friends.

Robin was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Marie:

Father in Law: Lee Hewitt

Daughter: Chelsey Jo Hewitt

Robin’s family will receive friends on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, at the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post #71 in Gladstone. Robin’s Celebration will include her favorite music, food, drinks and the sharing of many memories. A time of sharing and conclusion will be conducted at 5:00PM by Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Hewitt family with arrangements.

32 Tributes for “Robin Hewitt

    What an amazing lady. Her love of family was present in all that she did. Today she is hugging Chelsea and reminding her of all the love you, her family, had for them both. My prayers are that you remember her at her best, loving you all.

    Ben, Tiff, and Sam, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. What a beautiful person she was (inside and out)! Please know I’m thinking of you all, and keeping you in my prayers.

    My deepest sympathies goes out to the family, knowing she is in Gods hands and wrapped in Chelsey’s arms again bring you some peace. Robin had a friendly smile and a kind heart, she will be missed dearly

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Doug and the rest of the family. Robin was a very special person, that touched a lot of hearts in the many people she met.

    My condolences to Doug and all of the Hewitt and Sanderson families. Robin always greeted me with a big smile. My thoughts and prayers to all.

    Dear Doug and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Robin and all the other sorrows and challenges you have had in life. I enjoyed getting to know Robin better when she became my hair dresser. Sam always did a wonderful job on our yard. Hoping my piano gets played for years to come by your granddaughter. May the God of peace be with you all. ❤️ Jo Skogman

    Doug and your entire family keeping you in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. Keep your memories close and remember the happy times.

    I remember Graduating together & when we lived together in Green Bay Robin! It was a long time ago, just out of highschool! I remember frizbee’s
    (The game tip it) I remember going the six flags theme park together and all the roller coasters. I remember you studying for your cosmetology exam! It’s been a while but I still love you girl! I know I will see you in heaven someday! We can play frizbee together again! Praying for your family girl! Many Blessings and hugs
    Amen ️️ ️️

    My heart is broken. So many wonderful memories with her.
    Sending prayers for the families.
    So very sorry for the loss of a beautiful soul inside and out.
    RIP Robin. Forever soul sisters! ❤️❤️

    Doug and family, we send love and strength during this difficult time. We will never forget Robin’s kindness and generosity when our daughter was involved in a serious accident. She was a terrific person, and I will certainly will miss running into her and catching up on our families and life. May all the wonderful memories someday give you joy and peace. We will remain in our prayers.

    Our deepest sympathies to the Family,
    She was an amazing woman who was loved by many! Many good memories I will cherish !!
    See you again, Robin in heaven!!❤️❤️❤️

    Condolences to family and friends for the loss of Robin. She was so very nice, a wonderful wife, mother and grandma, and a wonderful friend to many. RIP Robin.

    What an awesome lady! I was so proud to be a part of making the Cameron School stop light a reality. From haircuts to being an awesome neighbor she was the best! Prayers to Doug, Ben and Sam and Family! Rest In Peace Robin!

    Blessings and prayers for peace..Doug and family so very sorry for your loss.robin will truly be missed by so many.

    Doug, I am lifting you and your family up in my daily prayers! I taught Sunday school to Sam, and loved your Chelsea… Robin was always such a beautiful and bright light! She made a true impact on my life! I know she is with your precious Chelsea and watching over you all… ❤️Shari

    Robin had a spiritual light that was nearly other wordly so, it was a magnet drawing in love and laughter. I feel so grateful my family and I shared the her journey on earth. The strength and kindness she possessed was amazing, and what a joy to see how she and Doug and family stayed together amidst the sadness of loss and disease.
    I am sorry y’all had to say goodbye to this remarkable and fun loving woman, and blessings to her many friends and loving family. Godspeed Robin ❤ I will carry your spirit with me forever

    She was a beautiful person inside and out, loved everyone, her light always shining, always seen the good in everyone, will be loved and missed always,

    Our prayers are with you Doug, Ben, Sam, Tiffany, Savannah, Porter, Ruby, Vince and all your beautiful family. Our hearts ache for your loss and we know she is now pain free and watching over all of us. We will miss Robin’s sweet smile, hugs, freindship, beautiful personality, enduring love for her family, friends and everyone she encountered. Our hearts ache that we couldn’t make it up too see Robin, we prayed everyday for her peaceful transition and to be pain free. We love you all, and are so blessed to have Robin and your beautiful family in our lives ❤❤

    Sending prayers to the family. Ben I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I worked with you at Marble Arms.

    Our thoughts are with Doug and the entire Hewitt family. May her memories bring you joy and peace.

    Pete & Kariss Leonardi

    So very sorry to hear about Robin, we always had such great conversations together in her salon. she will be missed very much, we will keep her in our prayers

    So sorry for your loss. Our heart felt prayers and love to all the family. So sorry we are unable to make the service. Robyn always had a smile and we had many laughs. She will always be special. God bless you all.

    An inspiring friend I was so fortunate to have. You will be dearly missed and may you rest in peace. Prayers to you and your family.

    We were so fortunate to meet you, even though it was trying times that brought us together. Your family is in our prayers. Love, Bill and Cindy

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