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Doris J Robsky

May 26, 1923 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 97)


Doris J. Robsky, born May 26, 1923 in Staten Island, NY passed away February 1, 2021 at the age of 97 in Greenport, NY.  She grew up in White Plains, NY and lived in New York City and retired to Southampton, NY.  She moved to Peconic Landing in Greenport NY in 2002 and was one of the founding members.  She was predeceased by her parents Andrew J. Robsky and Mathilde Marko Robsky, her sister, Eleanor R. Beyer and her twin brother, Richard S. Robsky.  

She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business from Russell Sage College in 1945.  She worked her entire career at B. Altman and Company department stores, starting as a sales clerk during summer breaks while in college and working full time upon graduation.  As her career moved forward she worked in the human resources area setting up benefits for employees and recruiting highly skilled professionals.  She retired as the Director of the Personnel Department in 1987.

Doris was very active throughout her life.  She traveled internationally, loved to play golf, play the piano, read mystery books, play bridge and do crossword puzzles. She served for 10 years as President of the Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton, NY.  During her tenure, the Friends raised more than $100,000 to support the library’s programs and services for the development of the new library.  She also served on their Board of Trustees.  When she moved to the brand new Peconic Landing retirement community in 2002, she served on the Co-operative Board to represent the members with management and to make policy recommendations.  She chaired the Peconic Landing Community Fund Committee helping to raise considerable donations for the expansion in 2016.   Doris also served on the Focus Group, the Library Committee, the Golf Committee and the Teamwork Raffle Committee and chaired the Resident Health Committee. 

Doris was a role model for many people over her life, especially for young women.  She exemplified what a person could accomplish if they cared enough to make a difference in this world.  She studied business when women seldom went to college except for nursing or education and she was successful for her employer and with other civic organizations for whom she volunteered.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and took everything as it came.  She was well-read and very patient with others.  She will be missed by many.

She leaves behind four nieces and nephews: Wendie B. Chornyak and her husband John of Enfield, CT, Kathleen R. Welch and her husband Timothy of Beverly Hills, FL, Stephen R. Robsky and his wife Susan of Sutton, MA, Deborah J. R. Huntley and her husband Alton of Saginaw, MI.  She also leaves grandnieces and grandnephews: Janet Chornyak, Krista Carey, Lisa Perricelli, Kimberlie Martin, Andrew Welch, Sarah Maskill, William Robsky, Katherine Robsky, Eric Huntley and Ellen Huntley.  She leaves great grandnephews and great  grandnieces: Rachel Boulette, Matthew Boulette, Brandon Carey, Justin Carey, Alec Perricelli, Lucas Perricelli, Evan Perricelli, James Maskill, Benjamin Maskill and Grace Robsky.  She is predeceased by her nephew Gregory B. Beyer of Port St. Lucie, FL and grandnephew Gregory B. Beyer II of Tompkinsville, KY.  She also leaves Sharon Wexler Beyer (wife of Gregory B. Beyer) of Port St. Lucie, FL and Jane Josiah of Bronx, NY, her long time caregiver and friend.

There are no calling hours and services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Peconic Landing Community Fund or Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. 

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1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport NY 11944

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