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Robert Delaby

December 1, 1970 — December 17, 2020

Carmel, IN

Robert Louis Delaby, 50 of Carmel, Indiana was unexpectedly born into eternal life on December 17, 2020 in rural Henderson, Kentucky.

Rob was born into this life on December 1, 1970 in Iowa City, Iowa to Joseph and Emily (Hatcher) Delaby. He was a 1989 graduate of Avon High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Indiana State University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  He married the love of his life, Tricia Grivetti, on May 18, 1996, a loving marriage that endured until his passing.

Rob was the owner and Creative Architect of Oasis Outdoor Living and Landscapes, where he was an expert in landscaping and construction design with multiple certifications and awards.  In addition to his professional pursuits, Rob was an active and faithful parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Rob lived his faith fully with charity and kindness.  He was an especially generous and passionate volunteer with many organizations, most notably the Twisted Pink Foundation.

He was an avid outdoorsman and accomplished hunter and had a never-ending fondness for fine cigars, watches, and bourbon.  Above all, Rob was a devoted family man and friend.   It has been said that before anyone could ever get a request for help out of their mouth, his answer was yes.  He was truly full of life.

In addition to his beloved wife, Tricia, survivors include his children, Louis and Gianna; brother, Bill Delaby; stepfather, Bill Shirley, and his in-laws, Mike and Jan Grivetti extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Delaby and Emily Delaby Shirley.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church,10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN.  While all are welcomed to attend, due to the current restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no time of gathering prior to the Mass, and the available seating of the church will be greatly reduced.  Social distancing and the use of masks will be required at all times.

The Mass will be broadcasted on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Website:

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Delaby Family Memorial Fund.

The arrangements and care of Rob and his family have been entrusted to Eric MD Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Pittsboro, IN. All are encouraged to share thoughts with his family by visiting his memorial page on the funeral home’s website:

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Delaby Family Memorial Fund
220 North Maple Street, Pittsboro IN 46167

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (Haverstick Road, Carmel)

10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN 46033

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