Beatrice "Bea" Roby

June 1, 1928April 11, 2019

Beatrice “Bea” Roby, 90, of Economy Borough, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born June 1, 1928 in Grafton, WV, daughter of the late Leslie M. and Alma G. (Mick) Perry. Known affectionately as Bea by her family and friends, she was a faithful and active member of Concord Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, Deacon and Trustee. Years ago she also assisted her husband with custodial care of the church. Bea was a member of the Sewing Circle at church where she fostered many dear friendships. In her leisure, she was an avid reader who enjoyed a variety of books. In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her husband John in August of 2008; her son: John Roby, Jr.; her brother: Hayward and sister: Louverna. Bea is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law: David H. Roby, Amarillo, TX; Ronald L. (Regina) Roby, New Brighton; her daughter: Suzanne Lesack and John Bauer, Clinton, PA; six grandchildren: Amanda Roby; Megan (Jeff) Wessel; Kimberly (Andrew) Morgan; Erin Roby and Andrew Pinkham; Kayla Lesack and fiancé Jaron Martin; and Joshua Lesack; also her great grandson: Raymond. Friends will be received on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Additional visitation will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the CONCORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2832 Conway Wallrose Road, Baden, PA 15005. The funeral service to remember, honor and celebrate her life will be held immediately following the visitation at church. Private interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the church in her loving memory. On line condolences may be offered at



  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019


  • Private Interment

Beatrice "Bea" Roby

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Scott Roby

April 15, 2019

With deepest sympathy to the Roby family for the loss of one of the most beautiful, selfless and kind-hearted women that the Colorado Roby family had the opportunity to know! I learned of Aunt Bea’s passing on the 14th when a relative on my wife's side contacted her to tell me of the loss. What a precious angel the Lord blessed us with! I know Aunt Bea touched so many hearts throughout her life and she will truly be missed. We are all better human beings having known her!

As a child, a trip out to Aunt Bea and Uncle John's place with my father was a wonderful adventure. I got to see some cousins, some hunting dogs, run in the hills and play in the creek. Aunt Bea always gave me a big hug coming and going, always had kind words for me and always had something good to eat! I remember sitting out on the porch swing talking with Aunt Bea and she always seemed to be sewing on something. She was there to comfort my family and I after the passing of my father and she was able to spend a little time with my young children, who now have children of their own. There is distance between us but only in miles.

Our hearts are hurting but we take comfort in knowing God has welcomed her with open arms and she is and always will be with those she loves and loved her!
Scott and Toni Roby and family.

Dee Cress

April 14, 2019

Dick and I always had great affection for your Mom and now that Dick is gone, I will always have a special place in my heart for her I am sure that she and Dick are sharing memories of Concord, now that they are both with the Lord. Sending my love to the entire family.