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Richard D. Roberts Obituary
Richard D. (Dick) Roberts Richard D. (Dick) Roberts, 83, of Collingale, Pa., died August 16, 2014 at the Taylor Hospice House in Ridley Park, PA. Son of the late Leroy and Marion (nee Klinkhammer) Roberts, he was born and raised on a small farm in Eddyville, Iowa. Mr. Roberts entered the Army in 1952; upon his discharge in 1954 he settled and resided in Collingdale for the remainder of his life. Mr. Roberts took a position with Gulf Oil Corp. and served in various positions with the company, retiring in 1982. Mr. Roberts was active as a real estate agent and worked with a variety of agencies throughout the Delaware Valley. Mr. Roberts was an avid tennis player and fan and could give anyone a good match if they were willing. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Emma (nee Girard), who died in 2011. Surviviors: by his children, Richard (Joan) Roberts, Michael (Mary) Roberts, Paul (Millie) Roberts, and Don (Elaine) McClosky, and his grandchildren, Karen, Michael, Tara, Don, Jr., Eric, Krysta, Mark, Kim, and Amy; and his 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 20th, at 11 A.M., at the Griffith Funeral Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, Norwood, Pa. 19074. Visitation: Will be on Wednesday from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial: Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill. Contributions: in lieu of flowers, contributions made in his memory to Taylor Hospice, P.O. Box 147, Ridley Park, Pa. 19078 or Taylor Community Foundation c/o Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 227 Ridley Park, Pa. 19078 would be appreciated. Online Condolences: www.griffithfuneralchapel.com
Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 19, 2014
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