Retirees Association

Robert Brown Sibbison, 79, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

Robert Sibbison was a well-regarded sculptor and a respected fine arts educator. He earned his B.F.A. from The University of Colorado (1961), and his M.F.A from The Cranbrook Academy of Art (1968). Sibbison taught for many years at the Pennsylvania State University and at Wright State University, where he was an assistant professor in the department of Art and Art History. In his retirement he taught at Frederick County Community College.

He was the founder of Texas Decks, which he owned and operated in Houston, Texas from 1977 to 2000. Sibbison was a star athlete in high school and college, but best known to his grandchildren as a master Trouble player and untiring badminton coach.

He was born on January 7, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio to Elaine David Griffin (now Miller), who survives him. He is survived by his beloved wife Diane Roth Sibbison, his daughters V. Heather Sibbison and M. Melissa Sibbison, grandchildren Virginia Grace Bledsoe, Elaine Bledsoe, Alexander Bledsoe, Dahlia Luongo and Portia Luongo, and son-in-laws Stephen Luongo and David Bledsoe, his siblings Bonnie Gibbs, Richard Sibbison, John Sibbison III and wife Carolyn, and Peter Sibbison, his sister-in-law Mary Louise Roth and brother-in-law Robert Roth; and his nephews and nieces Thomas Feher and wife Brooke, Katherine Feher, Paige Sibbison, Todd Sibbison, Anna Louise Roth and Thomas Roth. He is predeceased by his nephew David Feher, father Robert Griffin and stepfather John Sibbison.