Stewart Ensor Roberts, 90, of Thurmont, MD passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Grace Roberts.|
Born November 4, 1923 in Walkersville, MD he was the son of the late Josiah and Rosa Roberts. Stewart was predeceased by his siblings: Francis Roberts, Mary Downs, Margaret Repp, Helen Carbaugh, Joseph Roberts, Teddy Handley, and Ruthie Bittle. He was also predeceased by a special brother, Kenneth Downs.
Stewart had over 40 years of experience as a truck driver. He had been a long time employee of B&P Motor Express before retiring and had two long time special truck driving buddies: Leon Eyler and Ernest Reeder. Stewart was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #168. Stewart loved spending time with his family, especially his Grandchildren and little Great Granddaughter Emily Grace. He loved going to Weller Church and having his children beside him. He enjoyed walking around the mountain with his faithful companion Molly and painting. Stewart enjoyed bowling weekly with his friends on the Walkersville Bowling League and attending Walkersville Senior Citizens. He also enjoyed riding his scooter, racking up over 13,000 miles and a speeding ticket.
Mr. Roberts is survived by four children: Phyllis Wynkoop of Thurmont, Gary Roberts and his wife Dawn of Sabillasville, Kim Lavigne and her husband John of Thurmont, and Joe Roberts and his wife Deborah of Taneytown.
In addition, Mr. Roberts is survived by 7 Grandchildren; Andrew Lavigne of Frederick, Matthew Roberts and wife Jenny of Thurmont, Sarah Pickett and husband Justin of Thurmont, Kenneth Rosenberry and wife Jennifer of Thurmont, Joshua Roberts of Lancaster, PA, Josiah Roberts and wife Amy of Hanover, PA, and Jessica Augé and husband Edgar of Frederick. He is also survived by 4 Great-Grandchildren; Emily Grace Roberts, Jarryd Rosenberry, Jordyn Rosenberry, and Eva Elizabeth Roberts.
A Memorial Service will be held at Weller United Methodist Church, Thurmont, MD on November 30th at 1:00 PM with Pastor Bob Kells officiating. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Stewart Roberts to Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave, Thurmont, MD 21788 or to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
Published in The Frederick News-Post on Nov. 25, 2013