Robert J. Menzie, Sr.


Robert J. Menzie, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  Born on December 9, 1928, in DuBois, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late James Freeman Menzie and Helga Johnson Menzie.  On September 8, 1956, he married Jean Blue Menzie, who preceded him in death in 2009.

Bob, known as “Buck” by his friends, graduated from DuBois Area Senior High School in 1946 and received a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1950.  Bob spent most of his career working for Getty Oil Company in Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA.  He acted as Financial Planner and retired as an executive.

Bob was a member of the F&AM Masonic Lodge in Bellefonte, PA and the State College Presbyterian Church.  He supported the Ruffed Grouse Society, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed singing in the church choir, hunting, cheering for Penn State athletics, and spending time with his dogs.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Blue Menzie, his three brothers, William D. Menzie, James Menzie, and Donald Menzie, and his granddaughter, Heather Michelle Menzie.

Bob is survived by three children, Robert J. Menzie, Jr. and his wife, Janet, of Katy, Texas, Raymond P. Menzie , of Anchorage, Alaska, and Elizabeth M. Fiske and her husband, Bruce, of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Morgan E. Menzie, Amanda C. Menzie, Lauren E. Fiske, and Nathaniel S. Fiske, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Bob’s memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Soldier Community Church in Reynoldsville, PA.  Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery in DuBois, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Menzie Family Endowed Scholarship, Penn State DuBois Campus, 1 College Place, DuBois, PA  15801.


  1. We are so sad and so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. We will always remember the good times we shared with him and your dear mother, Jean, in State College.
    Miss them and love them both! Bob will be going home to his family in Dubois. But so glad you were able to spend time with him in Texas. And how he loved the trips to Alaska! His Memory Will Be Eternal. Our love and prayers to all of you.

    Carrie and Alan
    • Uncle Alan and Aunt Carrie,
      Thank you for your kind words! I hope you are doing well. We miss you guys so much! Please let me know if you will be at the memorial service. It would be wonderful to see you.
      Love, Beth

      Beth Fiske
  2. I met Mr. Menzie many years ago at the home of my late father-in-law Bill Lundgren and late mother-in-law Ann Lundgren in Clear Run. I was always fascinated while listening to Mr. Menzie’s stories about his career with Getty Petroleum. He always enjoyed stopping by my home for a bowl of homemade soup to warm up during hunting season. My daughter Megan and I would meet him in State College to watch the PSU women’s soccer games. I know how much he missed Jean after her passing. She was always a delight to visit with when they would make the drive from Lemony to stay at the family homestead on the Sandy/Dubois line. Everytime I drive into town I still remember the occasion when I paniced and immediately stopped to encourage him to get down off of the ladder that was precariously placed against the house as he cleared the gutters of leaves. It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to know Mr. Menzie. My deepest condolences to your family.

    Lauren Lundgren
  3. Beth we are so sorry for your loss . Take comfort in that he is in a better place . These words have little meaning when a loved one passes on and he is missed by friends and family . May God heal your hearts so the pain is not to much to bear

    >Bev and Ki Garzella

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