Ann Robbins Duy, 76, of Riverside PA died June 11, 2006 at Geisinger Medical
Center Danville PA. She was born in the Bloomsburg Hospital where her
grandfather Dr. Clifton C. Robbins was a member of the Board. She managed
to appear to the world on October 23, 1929. She was the daughter and
firstborn of John Manley Robbins, a local attorney who practiced law in
Montour County and Adeline Rogers Robbins of Scranton PA.
Danville public schools through eighth grade and then she entered the Emma
Willard School in Troy NY.
attended Goucher College Baltimore MD and then transferred and graduated
from Syracuse University Syracuse NY where she studied Art and Interior
Natalie was an avid restorist which was evident
in her life through her interest in historic preservation. She was also an
expert horticulturist, naturalist and environmental activist. Natalie was
a community activist concerned about environmental and open space/land use
issues. She was particularly concerned and active in preserving the
historic district around West Market Street with the Danville-Riverside
bridge and cut and cover project.
was active in little theatre as a set designer, actor and director with the
Studio Theatre in Buffalo NY and little theatre in Bucks County
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Danville Community Players. She was also
involved with the Danville Art League.
married to Samuel Pelton of Lowville NY and William E. Duy of Bloomsburg
PA. A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by one son Pierre V.
Duy of Fairfax County Virginia and one daughter Mimi D. Ketcham of Newport
Rhode Island and two grandchildren, Genevieve and Griffin. She was
preceded in death by one daughter Wendy Rogers Pelton in 1984 and one
brother Roger C. Robbins, MD in 1969.
graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Fairview
Cemetery Danville PA with the Reverend Robert H. Loughborough officiating.
contributions may be made to Mahoning Presbyterian Church Organ Restoration
Fund 106 E Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville