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RALPH E. ROBERTS

Roberts, Ralph E. R., age 50 of Wilmette, IL, died suddenly on April 13, 2013. He was born in Peoria, IL to Stewart and Barbara Roberts, and graduated from St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana. He received his BA from the University of Michigan. Ralph began his career in the film editing business in Chicago, but spent most of his working life in the Public Relations business. For a short period of time in the early 2000's, he had a progressive health food store on Central Ave. in Wilmette. A resident of Wilmette for 19 years, Ralph was very active in the community theater, performing in numerous shows at the summer theater in Gilson Park. He also enjoyed many other outside interests, including golf, sailing, tennis, water skiing, biking, photography, and cooking. He loved and adored his family, and is survived by his wife Cathy, his son, Will, and his daughter Caroline. He is also survived by his father, his two brothers, Stewart and Alexander, and his sister Elizabeth. Memorial Service 12:00 p.m Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to ALS Association, 220 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60654. Info: 847/675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 16, 2013
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