Obituary Notice: Robert J. “Bob” Roxby Sr.

Robert J. “Bob” Roxby Sr., 71, of RD Philipsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 12, 1946 in Philipsburg, a son of Arthur T. Roxby Sr. and E. June (Price) Roxby, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a 1964 graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School. He was a 1971 graduate of California University (Pa.) with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and communications.

He was employed throughout his teaching career with the West Branch Area High School.

He initially taught junior high English and then moved to senior high English for the majority of his tenure at the school until his retirement in 2000.

He also served as a former wrestling and drama coach for the school.

He was married July 6, 1968, in Philipsburg to the former Patricia “Patti” L. (Frye), who survives at home.

He is also survived by one son, Robert J. Roxby Jr. of Philipsburg; one brother, the Rev. Arthur T. Roxby Jr. and his wife, the Rev. Irene Roxby of Philipsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There will be no public visitation. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at

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