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Natalie Ann Robbins Duy, 76


August 7, 2006


Natalie 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.   

She attended Danville public schools through eighth grade and then she entered the Emma Willard School in Troy NY.  She attended Goucher College Baltimore MD and then transferred and graduated from Syracuse University Syracuse NY where she studied Art and Interior Design.  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.   

Natalie 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. 

She was 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. 

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Fairview Cemetery Danville PA with the Reverend Robert H. Loughborough officiating. 

Memorial 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 PA. 

 


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