December 28, 1925 - May 22, 2014 James J. "Mike" Roberts III, 88, born on December 28,1925 in Los Angeles, California, passed away May 22, 2014. A Los Angeles native, he devoted his working lifetime to the family redwood manufacturing business, J.J. Roberts and Son. He was a proud UCLA graduate, longtime member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and served in WWII with the US Navy. Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Patricia "Pat", in 2012. He is survived by his daughter Sally Ingersoll; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kelley Roberts; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Joe Reader; grandchildren James, Krista and Michael Roberts and Christopher, Jonathan and Thomas Reader. Memorial service will be June 28, 2014, 9:30am at the Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 31 to June 8, 2014