Dr. Gary E. Roebuck, of Pomona, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence, New City, NY. Dr. Roebuck was born on June 8, 1944, in New York, NY. He was 71 years old.
Gary embodied the spirit of Our Strong Band. He was fully devoted in his efforts to bring his classmates together, leading the creation of five major class reunions and countless mini-reunions around the country. He was tireless in updating his class database, making it his and his classmates' mission to find and welcome everyone. In 1986, he assembled the Class of 1962's first organizing committee, the LEC, and led monthly meeting from the 1980s through 2012, our 50-year reunion. A recurrence of his leukemia in 2016 ended the life of our warm and welcoming “short, stout whirling dervish” of a classmate with the “tenacity of a pit bull.”
Please contribute to the Gary E. Roebuck Scholarship Fund to help worthy Stuyvesant grads (selected on the basis of academics, financial need, and community service) in their pursuit of higher education.