Robert Roby
1922 - 2018
BORN
1922
DIED
2018
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Burlingame, CA
Robert D. Roby

Robert D. Roby, 95 years, passed peacefully on May 13, 2018. A resident of Burlingame, he is survived by his devoted wife of 9 years, Peggy. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Mary Anne, he leaves his children Linda, Bill, Diane (and Tony), Sue (and Ross), stepdaughter Geni (and Jim), grandchildren Wendy (and Patrick), Mark, Ross, Jonathan (and Kate), and Austin, greatgranddaughter Kristina, Gabriele and Konrad Thuernau, and many other beloved members of his extended families. Born on the family farm in Madison County, Iowa, he served in the Army Air Force during WWII, spent a year in Quito, Ecuador, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Political Science from Creighton University. A retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he personified the FBI motto of "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity." He was an energetic man who lived a long, happy, healthy life. He was always surrounded with people who loved him and enjoyed his wit and his song for every occasion. He will be profoundly missed. Rosary Sunday, May 20, 4pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame CA 94010. Mass of Christian burial Monday May 21, 10am, followed by interment at Skylawn Cemetery. Donations in Robert's memory may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Church for stained-glass window restoration.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from May 18 to May 21, 2018.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
20
Rosary
4:00p.m.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC CHURCH
1310 BAYSWATER AVE. , BURLINGAME , CA
May
21
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC CHURCH
1310 BAYSWATER AVE. , BURLINGAME , CA
May
21
Interment
Skylawn Cemetery
CA
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We love you, thank you for the gift of smile and song. We are grateful to have known you all these years.
~the Moya family
June 18, 2018
A TRUE GENTLEMAN....ALWAYS LOOKED DAPPER...A WONDERFUL MAN..
ED MURTHA
May 21, 2018
So many wonderful memories, but my most dear are the times UB played tour guide and showed us the city...including scooting over and letting US drive across the Golden Gate Bridge! His humor was as incomparable as his charm.
Larry Pilmaier
May 20, 2018
When I think of Uncle Bob, I think of him sing-
ing "The Preacher and the Bear". It was so great and how we'd giggle! Hope someone got a recording of that.
Kathy Perkins
May 20, 2018
Dearest Peggy & Family; We are praying for you in this time of sorrow. May Our Good Lord Jesus Christ keep you & comfort you now and always. We are so sorry for your loss, we have many wonderful memories with you and Robert, he was such a wonderful friend, always trying to bring Our Lord into our lives, through the traveling crucifix, a devotion for vocations that Robert initiated in our parish. His wonderful stories, He will be sorely missed in our lives and in our parish.
With much love and appreciation for the wonderful gift of God that He was in our lives,
Ron & Mirna Gonzales & Family
Ron & Mirna Gonzales
May 20, 2018
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
May 20, 2018
I was lucky enough to have Bob as an Uncle. He would come to our house and immediately become the life of the party as he could play any song by ear on the organ. He was a great comedian and lover of life, liberty and his family. His warm smile and kindness will live on in all of us forever. As I child, I also loved bragging that I had an uncle who was a secret agent for the FBI! We love you dearly for the legacy and love you left in our lives Uncle Bob.
Jim Janicek
May 20, 2018
Uncle Bob was a really great man. He was a great story teller................I remembered this from my childhood. Thoughts and prayers for my cousins and all his loved ones he left behind. Love you all. Jim Pilmaier
James Pilmaier
Family
May 20, 2018
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