Roberta N. Hess of Pringle passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
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She was born July 13, 1931, in Plymouth, and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Theresa Costick Busch.
Due to the untimely passing of her mother, she left school, at the age of 16, to help raise her brothers and sisters.
In 1952, Roberta returned to school and graduated from St. Vincent's High School of Plymouth. After graduation, she began a career in the business field at Plymouth National Bank, Mercy Hospital of Wilkes-Barre, and later retired from Social Security.
She was an avid reader. She also loved traveling, square dancing, crocheting, crossword puzzles and flower gardening.
Roberta married her husband, Robert Alan, in June 1958, and had 49 wonderful years of marriage, before his passing on Dec. 5, 2007.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her infant son, Robert Mark; sister, Shirley (Hess) Johnson and her husband, Wilbur; and brothers-in-law, Gordon Hess, Fred Fehlinger Sr., Pete Lewis and Joseph Hrobak.
Roberta will be deeply missed by her sons, Craig Hess and his wife, Renee, Hanover Township; and Jeff Hess, at home; and the joy of her life, her granddaughter, Samantha (Sammie).
She is also survived by her siblings, Gerald L. Busch and his wife, Diane, Luzerne; Sue Hrobak, Sheatown; Pat Emery and her husband, Rick, Ashley; and Raymond Busch, Plymouth; sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Albert Crawley, Pond Hill; sisters-in-law, Marie Lewis, Pond Hill; and Jean Hess, Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews.
Roberta's family wished to express their gratitude to Commonwealth Hospice nurses, Denise and Maggie, for the care and compassion extended to Roberta and her family.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 state Route 29, Hunlock Creek. Interment will follow in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Larksville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston PA 18704, or to the
Visit sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit condolences to Roberta's family.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 14, 2013