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Joseph Richard Roby

February 4, 1936 June 5, 2019
Joseph Richard Roby
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Obituary for Joseph Richard Roby

A Bardstown resident, Mr. Joseph Richard Roby, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at his residence after a short term illness. He was born February 4, 1936 in Nelson County to the late Alvin and Lillian Mackin Roby. Richard retired from General Electric Co. in 1991 with 35 and ½ years of service and was a member of IUE Union Local 761. He was a devout family man, always putting his family first. He loved his dog and faithful companion, Willa. Richard was a loyal alumnus of St. Joseph Preparatory School where he graduated in 1953, was a Kentucky Colonel, a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, he was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, and was an avid UK Wildcat and NASCAR fan.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bobby Roby and Sam Roby, and a grandson, Joseph Richard “Rod” Roby III.
He is survived by 4 daughters, Joan (Jack) Welch, Jan (Dennis) Tronzo, Bobbi (M.T.) Harned, all of Bardstown, Jackie (Jeff) Hansford of Jeffersonville, IN., 2 sons, Dick (Clarissa) Roby of Bardstown and Brock Roby of Bloomfield. 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Joseph Richard Roby will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Fr. Minh Vu will celebrate the mass. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00-8:00 pm at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road. A prayer service will be Friday evening at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contribution to St. Joseph School or Bethlehem High School. The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

7

Jun

3:00 PM 6/7/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Prayers Friday at 5:00pm

Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1475 New Shepherdsville Rd. Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

8

Jun

10:00 AM 6/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral

310 W Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral
310 W Stephen Foster Ave. Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph School

320 West Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

Bethlehem High School

309 West Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
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