ENOSBURGH – Reginald Paul Robtoy, age 80, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 20, 2016 at his home with his loving family at his side.
He was born Aug. 17, 1936 in Fairfax the son of the late Adelphis and Ruth (Ovitt) Robtoy.
As a young man Reg worked for H.B Jones in Enosburg Falls and the Town of Enosburgh Highway Department before starting a career with the Vermont Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator that spanned 33 years retiring in 1994. While working for the State, Reg also owned and operated his own excavation business that he continued to operate for another 15 years following his retirement.
Reg will be remembered as a hardworking and devoted family man. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, traveling and creating woodcarvings.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Beverly (Nicholls) Robtoy. Reg and Bev were married Aug. 24, 1957. He is also survived by his children, Lisa Chaffee and her husband, Harvey, of Montgomery, Daryl Robtoy and his companion, Michelle Desautels, Jay Robtoy and his wife, Lisa, Dwight Robtoy and his wife, Julie, and Aaron Robtoy and his wife, Marguerite, all of Enosburgh; his grandchildren, Ryan, Leigh, Hayley, Tyler and his wife, Samantha, Colton, Trenton and Riley; his great grandchildren, Jase and Trinity; His brothers, Aldephis Robtoy Jr. of Brooklyn, Conn., Wayne ‘George’ Robtoy and his wife, Joan, of West Enosburgh, Cordell Robtoy and his wife, Marcella, of North Franklin, Conn., and Phillip Robtoy and his wife, Linda, of Griswold, Conn.; his sister, Beulah King and her husband, Randy, of Brooklyn, Conn.; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Reg was predeceased by his brothers, Graydon, Ernest and Cedric Robtoy; and his sisters, Gloria Metayer, Inez Benway, Shirley Metayer and Virginia Riley.
In keeping with Reg’s wishes, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place privately in the West Enosburgh Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Reg’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency – Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Reg’s family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com