Robert Louis Golby, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at Duke Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 PM Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Eureka Presbyterian Church, Carthage , NC with Pastor Julie Hughes officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 PM.

Robert was born April 26, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY.  He served his country in the European Theater during WWII in the United States Army.   He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and his MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then went to work in the lab at Watts Hospital in Durham.  He then worked for the State of North Carolina, as a Clinical Lab Coordinator for the Mental Health System until his retirement.  Robert enjoyed photography, crossword puzzles, and woodworking, building many projects around the house.  

He was a son of the late Isaac and Harriet Goldberg of Brooklyn, NY. and was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Alice Blue Golby, originally of Carthage NC;  his 2 older brothers:  Arthur and Morton.

He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Golby and his son, Andrew Golby

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage, NC is serving the Golby family.

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Mr. Golby’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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