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Doris U. Roby

April 4, 1924 - July 23, 2019


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

July 23, 2019



Birth Date:

April 4, 1924

Birth Place:

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Friday, July 26, 2019 from 11 to 1 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Doris U. Roby

Doris U. Roby, of Sayre passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Mabel Horn Park; husband, Robert Roby; daughter, Janet Zeppa; sisters, Judith Park, Jane Beachem, Ann Hessert; brothers, Hugh Park, Lee Park and Ray Park.

Doris is survived by her children, Judy (Dave) McIntyre of Kodak, TN, Joyce Palmer of Ithaca, NY, Donald Roby of Gloucester, MA, Joan Roby-Davison of Rochester, NY and Richard (Angel) Roby of Waterloo, IA; sisters, Ruth Hild of Eagles Mere, PA and Gwen (John) Klus of LaPorte, PA; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Doris trained to be an RN at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where she worked for five years.  From there she went on to work for 21 years at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.  Doris enjoyed knitting, quilting and tatting.  She was always making baby sets and lap robes that were donated.  She was a member of the Endless Mountain Quilt Guild and a member of the First Church of God in Sayre.  After the passing of Robert she was involved in the Foster Grandparent Program.  Doris enjoyed many lunches at Beeman’s Restaurant in Sayre, where her soup and coffee was always ready for her.

The family would like to thank the Greater Valley EMS for the many visits at the house.  She was always very thankful for the assistance.

A time of calling will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 11 to 1 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY and burial will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made in Doris’s name to the Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA  18840 or your local Veterans organization. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Doris’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Barb and Stan Janiak
Dear family of Doris -  We are saddened to hear of your loss of dear, sweet Doris.  We will always cherish the beautiful lap quilt she made for us and will miss her annual Christmas card. She was a dear friend. Our prayers are with you, Stan and Barbara Janiak

From: Rhonda Fausak
My condolences to the family. Doris was one with great stories I enjoyed getting to know her she was such a pleasant woman with little complaints. I will treasure the story of how she saved time at work climbing threw a window for supplies it made me laugh so hard. Thank you for letting me help take care of her she will be missed

From: Jeff Buttjer
Our deepest sympathy to Rich Roby and family.  From Jeff, Angie, Connor and Bode Buttjer

From: Josanne
Joan and family;
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I felt like I knew her through Joan’s wonderful stories. Her memory will live on. Prayers to all,

From: Carol Scheesley
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom , she was a very dear friend to me and everyone she met.  I was so fortunate to know her for many years.  She made me tatted snowflakes one year and I will always cherish them.  She did such beautiful work with her hands.  I will miss her and her kind loving smile whenever I saw her.  You all have my deepest sympathy and prayers at  this very difficult time.

From: Victoria De Leon
I am so sorry for your loss.  Prayers to the family. Matthew 5:4

From: Bob and Sue Kane
Joan,we are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom left quite a legacy. You're in our prayers.

From: Caroline haines
So sorry for another profound loss for you, Donald.

From: Sherry
We all enjoyed Doris when she came to quilt retreat at Watson homestead.   She was always upbeat and had a big smile.
Sorry for your loss.

From: Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez
I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family with the loss of your beloved Mother, grandmother and friend to the community.
May all the special memories fill your hearts with joy, laugher and peace.
Many blessings,

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