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George H. Roberts

ROBERTS George H. Roberts, 81 passed away peacefully Sunday May 12, 2013 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 31, 1931. This is where he met the love of his life in 1951, Moana Gale Roberts, who would become his wife for 60 years. He was a United States Marine where he served in the Korean War. They moved to Miami and he started at Pan American World Airways as an aircraft mechanic. He was elected President of the Transport Workers Union, Local 500. Then became International Vice President of the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, until his retirement in 2005. He loved being a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Cronin Roberts, one of his sons James L. Roberts and a grandson Michael James Roberts. He is survived by his loving Wife: Gale Roberts. Sons: George "Butch" Roberts (Donna) Michael T. Roberts (Cathy) Steve Roberts (Laura) Robert "Danny" Roberts Daughter: Connie Gale Roberts Meyer (Barry) Grandchildren: Danielle Roberts, Kimberly GR Fleitas, (Joel) BJ Meyer, (Christina) Joe Roberts, Abigale Meyer, Jacqueline Austin, Kristopher Roberts, Michaela Roberts, Daniel Roberts, Samantha Roberts Great Grandchildren: Michael Hay, Leo Valdivia, Olivia Fleitas, Hailey Meyer Sisters: Gloria Carey, NY Florence McGrath, PSL, FL (Bill) Patricia Barra, PSL, FL Theresa Donald, PSL, FL (Bill) A large family of nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. As per his wishes there will be no service. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 15th 2013 at 12:00 noon. Sexton Cove Home Owners Park, Mile Marker 106 Bay Side in Key Largo, 33037 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George H. Roberts memory, to "The Good Health Clinic," 91555 Overseas Highway, Suite 2, Tavernier, Florida, 33070 Ph.# 305-853-1788. He will be forever missed by his family, friends and all he significantly helped throughout his lifetime. We all thank him for his kindness and generosity. SEMPER FIDELIS - MAHALO 1931-2013


Published in Florida Keys Keynoter / Reporter on May 24, 2013
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