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Maynard Louis Roberts

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SOUTH ELGIN – Maynard Louis Roberts, 80, of South Elgin, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2013, in his home, surrounded by family.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Ruth (Jim Walker) Roberts. Maynard was a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He received his bachelor's, master's and higher learning degrees from Northern Illinois University, and also attended classes at the University of Illinois.

Maynard had taught at Elgin Community College for 35-plus years and was head of the CAD/CAM Department. He had a passion for his Model A car collection, and loved camping and spending time outside with his family and many friends. Maynard will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Begalka) who he married on Sept. 1, 1956; four children, Donald (Kathy) Roberts of Cave Creek, Ariz., Rebecca (Dr. Barry) Davis of Boca Raton, Fla., Victoria (Larry Vivoda) Roberts of St. Charles and Robin (Dr. Bob Maganini) Roberts of South Elgin; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Jordon, Miles, Carrie, Mike, Sam, Larry, Eileen, Tony, Maynard and Elena; along with many nieces, nephews and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Patrick Walker.

A memorial celebration will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago, with memories highlighted from 5 to 6 p.m., ending with a flag presentation.

Memorials may be made to the Maynard L. Roberts Scholarship fund for students in need attending Elgin Community College. Laird Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. For information, call 847-741-8800 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Aug. 28, 2013
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