Babione Funeral Home

10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL


James Edward Roubian

October 27, 1953July 6, 2019

James Edward Roubian, 65, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at a local hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. He succumbed to complications stemming from his fight against adrenal cortical carcinoma. James was born October 27, 1953 to Ethel and James Roubian in Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of two. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lowell Technological Institute in 1975 and later earned a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University in 1978. He later met his beautiful bride and wife of 31 years, Lisa Marie Rose. In 1987, he became a father to his beloved daughter, Tabitha. In 1981, Jim began his lifetime career in the aerospace industry, serving as a president of HEICO corporation for the past 38 years. He loved his job and was well-respected by the people who worked for him and with him. Apart from managing his company, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved the beach, live music, travel, laughter and enjoyed a good meal whenever he had the time. He also spent most of his years volunteering at the local Presbyterian Church. James is survived by his wife, Lisa Roubian; daughters, Tabitha Roubian Bilbao and Heather Marie Landon; niece, Jamie Gorman; grandchildren, Dakota, Aurora and Liam; sister, Janis Ciofalo; biological mother Jean Arcos; half siblings Wayne and Craig Arcos; and numerous love ones that he considered family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Glades Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM with Pastor Jim Mcnaull officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Kirsten’s Legacy—a non-profit research foundation dedicated to the fight against adrenal cortical carcinoma (https://www.tgen.org/kirstens-legacy).


  • Tabitha Bilbao, Daughter
  • Robert Bilbao, Son-in-law
  • Janis Gorman, Sister
  • Tony Gorman, Brother-in-law
  • Jamie Gorman, Niece
  • Heather Landon, Daughter
  • Geoff Landon, Son-in-law
  • Jean Arcos, Birth Mother
  • James also leaves grandchildren Dakota, Aurora and Liam


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019


James Edward Roubian

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Benjamin Nahabedian

July 19, 2019

Sad news for all of our cousins,We will all miss his great attitude,& his being one of our cousins.He has quite a few all over the U.S.A

Stephen Szpunar

July 17, 2019

Jim was an great man; he worked as hard as anyone I have ever met. He loved his job running the shops at HEICO. I actually think he had cutting fluid running through his veins.

While he was tough on he outside, he had a gentle heart and was always there to lend a helping hand to anybody that needed it.

I will always have special memories of Jim and the times we spent together at the Super Bowl parties at his home, and the corporate retreats at Ocean Reef and Naples.

I will miss you buddy.

Kim Kechejian Sviontek

July 10, 2019

Jan, Lisa, Tabitha and family. I am so sorry to hear of cousin Jimmy’s passing. My favorite memories are of visiting Aunt Ethel, Uncle Jimmy, Jan and Jimmy on the Cape. Always surrounded by lots of love, family and delicious Armenian feasts!!! Although I have not seen Jimmy in many years I do remember his great smile, how he lived to have fun and how he was a jokester. My condolences to everyone. ❤️ Love, Cousin Kim

Fran & Janusz Zynis

July 8, 2019

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. We are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Jimmy was a great man and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered. Our heartfelt condolences.