Roger K. Luby
Bennington NH - Roger K Luby, 76, of Bennington, passed away on April 16, 2023 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH after beating the odds for decades following a battle with heart disease. He was born on April 29, 1946 in Framingham, MA to parents George and Minnie Luby and grew up in Wellesley, MA, the youngest of four brothers. His father worked for the Cabot and Bradley families which brought the Luby's to the Monadnock region frequently, a place that Roger fell in love with from a young age and where the family spent their summers.
Meeting in 1965 at Cannon Mountain, he married Nancy Nordman in 1970, and for 19 years, they resided in Hancock, NH. They had two children, Scott and Christine, and he started Earth Artisans Landscaping, to fit around his lifelong passion, skiing. He was a B racer on the New England circuit, started skiing Tuckerman's Ravine in high school and was on the back cover of Skiing Magazine in 1976, photographed blasting through a cloud of powder on the snowfields of Snowbird. Skiing was ultimate freedom for Roger and he worked at ski areas in NH, northern VT and the Rockies, as Instructor, Ski Patrol and Mountain Manager. After the separation in 1989, Roger moved to Bennington, to work and live at Crotched Mountain where he was the property manager for the Mountainside Condo Association.
Roger had a knack for bringing people together and was the life of the party. A natural storyteller, he was generous and loyal, his friends were like his family and he created community wherever he went. He never met a dog he didn't like and had many beloved pets over the years. A lifelong antique collector, Roger had a story for every piece he acquired and enjoyed tennis, golf and travel in his earlier years.
The highlight of his year was an annual trip to Lake Albanel in Quebec, a 14 hour drive north, with his trusty Lund boat in tow. There, he'd convene with his tribe of fellow fisherman at a remote campsite on the banks of the barely melted lake for ten days of serious trout fishing and living off the land. He had some of the best times of his life there and had endless stories about the majestic brook trout and precarious predicaments they'd inevitably get themselves into.
He was predeceased by his brother Warren Luby and his wife Pat of Wolfboro, NH and Marco Island, FL He is survived by his brothers Ralph of York, ME and Robert of Bedford, NH and their wives Sue and Pam; his children, Scott Luby of Salt Lake City, UT and Christine Luby of Los Angeles, CA; and 8 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to NHSPCA https://nhspca.org/donate-today or the NH Food Bank https://nhfoodbank.org/get-involved/donate/
A celebration of life is scheduled for the 8th of July.
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