ROBY--Vic, 93, formerly of Scarsdale, passed away on September 22, 2011 following a brief illness. Roby was a radio and television announcer for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1983. In 1950 he began his 33-year tenure as a staff announcer at WNBC radio and WNBC-TV. He was the moderator of WNBC-TV's long-running weekly news program, "Direct Line," which pioneered the viewer call-in format. He also hosted several local radio public affairs programs. Vic is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Josephine (Emerson) Roby, their daughter, Deborah Boyce, and her husband, Joshua A. Boyce, of Sherborn, MA, two grandchildren, Erica Boyce and Joshua R. Boyce, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Charlton S. Roby, of Jackson, MS. For complete obituary and online guestbook please visit www.everettfuneral.com
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Published in The New York Times on Oct. 2, 2011