ROBEY, URSULA (SUE) October 29, 1933 – July 4, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Ursula (Sue) Robey, age 88, passed away on July 4th, 2022 surrounded by the love of her family.
Ursula Graziano was born on October 29, 1933 to Gennarina (Jeanette) nee Casale and Angelo Graziano in Girard, Ohio. Married in June, 1955, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, David R. Robey.
She is loved by her children and their spouses, Michael Robey (Donna), Charlene Smith (Walt), Kenneth Robey (Carmen), Roberta Ward (Skip), David Robey, Jr. (deceased), Jeanette Robey (Earl Thompson, deceased), and Anita Robey, as well as her grandchildren, Jeff Robey, Dan Smith (Heather), Rachel Robey, Greg Smith (Alana), Matt Robey, Samantha Weiner (Barry), Ken Smith (Patti), Nick Robey (Alejandro), Christine Barrow and Lane Strobel III, and great grandchildren, Ethan, Raven, Lia, Mason, Leina, Alyson, Lucas, Legend, Michael, Naomi, Holly, Kiersten, Drew, Corey, Amanda, Carrie, Aubrey, Kenny, Alyssa and Aaron, and a growing generation of great-great grandchildren.
When her younger children were still in school, Sue ran a business from home. Later, she worked and then retired from TRW. She continued to express her enterprising spirit by participating in her own flea market business, both before and after her retirement, which brought her great pleasure, many friends, and kept her fit as a fiddle for most of her life. She enjoyed crossword puzzles (the difficult ones), and watching her extensive collection of DVD’s. She may have seen every movie that Hollywood ever made. Sue was a talented crafter and crocheted many family heirlooms that we cherish. She enjoyed road trips and traveling, dining out and gathering with family and friends.
Sue’s life was always unfolding in new ways. She embraced with courage and grace, the many changes and generations in her long and well-lived life. We have admired and respected her for all of her activities and accomplishments right up until the end of her life. She was our inspiration, guiding-light, and taught us how to embrace life, be kind, stay productive and age gracefully.
We will remember her as a creative and resourceful person, an adventure seeker and risk taker. She was a woman of her time, and also ahead of her time. She was classic, modern, and accidentally fashionable. Sue was adorable and funny, and sometimes swore like a sailor. She was never fussy. She was down to earth, and everyone who met her felt welcomed and comfortable in her presence. Her wisdom and advice was always pragmatic. Sue was fierce, loyal and spirited, and one of the best friends a person could have.
We will be forever grateful for all the ways that her spirit and vitality was woven through our days, and that we are connected to her collectively and personally.
Four generations have loved Sue beyond measure and been blessed by her love, courage and generosity. We are grateful to have her as Mom, Grandma, Nana and Dear Friend.
Sue cared for those less fortunate. Local charities advocating for the hungry or homeless, abused or low income women, and orphaned or neglected children were dear to her heart, and she gave of her talent and treasure to donate to their wish lists. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Friends are invited to join our family for a casual open house gathering to celebrate the life of Sue on July 28, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lakefront Lodge, 30525 Lakeshore Blvd., Willowick, Ohio 44095.