First Posted: 1/6/2013
Elmer W. Roxby, 86, of Pittston, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit.
Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late George and Lily Mae Eustice Roxby.
Mr. Roxby attended Jenkins Township schools and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he had worked as the maintenance director of the Granite Hotel in Kerhonkson, N.Y. He was a member of the Kerhonkson VFW and the Rescue Squad, the Accord Fire Department and also was a Cub Scout leader.
Elmer was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Arlington, John, James and Raymond Roxby; by sisters, Anna Wistrich, Lillian Sorrento, Leona Taber and Beatrice Kahn.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Countryman, with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary; children, Kevin and his wife, Susan Roxby, Olivebridge, N.Y.; John Roxby, Pittston; Paul and his wife, Cathy Roxby, Olivebridge, N.Y.; Laurie Roxby, Avondale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jason, Jaime, Justin, Andrew, Robin, Nichole Brown, James, Jessica; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a brother, Arthur Roxby, Phillipsburg, Pa.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation today, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. The Rev. James Thyren, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, West Pittston, will officiate at the services following visitation.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.