Irene Roby 1924-2013

WARREN – Irene Roby, 88, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.

She was born April 19, 1924, in Erwin, Tenn., the daughter of Elmer and Arva Hensley Bright. She had been a longtime resident of Warren.

Irene was a member of the Warren First United Methodist Church and was a participant of the Home Builders Sunday School Class.

For many years, she belonged to the Monday Afternoon Club, the second-oldest club in Trumbull County. She belonged to a bridge club and did a lot of entertaining at her home.

Irene worked from time to time as a church secretary. She was a wonderful seamstress, designer, home decorator and gourmet cook.

Irene enjoyed reading, music, art, traveling, working crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and a good game of bridge. She was an ardent fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Irene was very devoted to her family and always sought the very best for them.

She married Warren pharmacist Calvin Roby on May 24, 1947, who preceded her in death on July 6, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her son, Leslie “Lee” Roby, on Dec. 31, 2010.

Irene leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Jeffrey (Rose) Roby of Hudson, Fla.; a sister, Charlotte Saporito of Chicago; a grandson, Matthew Roby of California; and daughter-in-law, Ellen Roby of Warren.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hyde Chapel of the Warren First United Methodist Church.

Officiating the service will be the Rev. Yesudas Devadan.

Inurnment will be at Canfield Village Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163-4777.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621.

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