Robert C. Roys

Port Allegany - Robert C. "Bucko" Roys, 74, of Port Allegany, died Tuesday (May 17, 2022) at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, due to injuries sustained in a automobile accident.


He was born June 15, 1947 in Port Allegany, the son of Max A. and Kathryn (Caden) Roys, Jr. On April 19, 1969, In Port Allegany , he married Suzanne Sabin, who survives.


Bucko was a 1965 graduate of Port Allegany High School and Williamsport Community Collage.


Mr. Roys was employed by North Penn Gas Co., now UGI, retiring in 2002 after 35 years of service


Bucko was never idle very long.  He was caretaker of the Faiview Cemetery. In the spring, he could be found boiling maple sap to make maple syrup.


He was a member of the Port Allegany Star Hose Company No. 1 for 53 years, where he was past president and engine operator. He was also a member of  St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Port Allegany


In addition to his wife of 53 years, he is survived by  three sons; Daniel L. (Lori) Roys, Frederick M. (Melissa) Roys and Terance R (Shannon) Roys, all of Port Allegany, PA.

Six grandchildren; Lorissa, Caden, Tayton, Bryson, Brooke and Brianna Roys

Two step grandchildren; Shanna Eckenroad and Shayna Ruediger

Three step great grandchildren; Braxton, Brenna and Brynlee Eckenroad

Several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Jane Rickard.


Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, May 20, 2022  at the Port Allegany Fire Hall, Maple St, Port Allegany where funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 10am, with the Rev. Matthew Guncheon, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany Star Hose Co.No.1.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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