Roy E. “Stubby” Stubbins

October 19, 1930 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 90)


Roy Edward " Stubby" Stubbins, age 90, of Ambridge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Marshall Twp. Born October 19, 1930 in Rochester.  He was the son of the late James E. And Emma (Hoffman) Stubbins. Stubby graduated from Freedom High School in 1948. He worked at A.M. Byers Corporation as a hot bed operator for four years and then went to work for his family business, Stubby's Tavern in Ambridge. He then joined the US Army where he served as a corporal with the 522nd Military Police during the Korean War. After serving his country, Stubby returned home to his family business. He was elected to Ambridge Council in 1967. In his 12 years on council, Roy served as council president and was instrumental in reducing the council from 12 members to 7 members and to run town wide which still stands today. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Community Development by the federal government and supervised the redevelopment of First Street In the southern part of Ambridge known as LA (Lower Ambridge).  Stubby was appointed to the Ambridge Water Authority for 15 years and served as board chairman for 10 years. He served as an Ambridge Democrat Committee and Town Chairman. The Beaver County Democrat Committee awarded him with the Democrat Distinction Award in 1993. Stubby also served on the Beaver County Planning Commission and worked for the Pennsylvania Lottery serving Lawrence County retiring after 21 years of service. He enjoyed his time at his lake home at Lake Latonka, Mercer County. His passion was hunting and fishing in many places including Alaska, Hawaii, various hunting places in the United States, and many foreign countries. Stubby was a life member of the NRA, Ambridge District Sportsman Association, Rochester Sportsman Club, Sewickley Fishing and Shooting Pheasants Forever Club. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his wife of 54 years, Patricia (Kubicki) Stubbins and a sister, Shirley Ann Stubbins. Stubby will now be at peace with his many dogs he owned over the years. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 3 from 9:00 AM until time of prayers at 10:30 AM in the John Syka Funeral Home, Inc. 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge. Masks and social distancing will re required at the funeral home. A blessing service will follow at 11:00 AM in Good Samaritan Catholic Church where masks are required. Interment with full military honors will follow at 12:30 PM in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, Roy requested that donations be made in his memory to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001

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February 3, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
John Syka Funeral Home, Inc.
833 Kennedy Drive
Ambridge, PA 15003

Funeral Service
February 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Good Samaritan Parish
725 Glenwood Avenue
Ambridge, PA 15003

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