William E. Roberts

KULPMONT — William E. Roberts, 85, of 305 Virginia Lane, Den Mar Gardens, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at home after an illness of two years. Bill was taken care of by Joan, his wife of 28 years, and had a very good support system.

Bill was born in Shenandoah Nov. 19, 1928. He was a son of the late William and Ruth (Eckroat) Roberts Sr., the oldest of six children.

Bill was a resident of Den Mar Gardens since 1995.

He was employed as a manager for Acme Markets for 40 years.

On Feb. 14, 1985, in St. Anthony's Church, Ranshaw, he married the former Joan Mattis.

He was a graduate of West Mahanoy Township High School and a member of the Bethel Primitive Methodist Church, Shenandoah, and the Sunflower Travel Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and going to the casino. He spent Sunday afternoons having a meal with his wife and friends, Sara Yoder, Jon Derrick, Gertrude White, Laura Templin, William Strausser and Helen and Bernie Pasierb and after-dinner games followed.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.

In addition to his wife, Joan, he is survived by a sister, Marilyn Pyle and her husband Jim, a brother, Warren Roberts and his wife Mary, a brother-in-law, Michael Mattis, and his wife Patricia, sisters-in-law, Ellen Mattis and Henrietta Mattis, a brother-in-law, Ray Pultyniewicz, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Gail Truskolasky and Geraldine Weyman, and a brother, Ronald Roberts.

ROBERTS — William E. Roberts, 85, of 305 Virginia Lane, Den Mar Gardens, Kulpmont. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont, with the Rev. Andrew Stahmer officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. A viewing will be held from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, with transferal prayers at 9 a.m., in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, C.J. Lucas, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Bethel Primitive Methodist Church, 106 South Jardin St., Shenandoah, PA 17976. To send condolences to the family please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
1053 Chestnut Street Kulpmont, PA 17834
(570) 373-3202

Published in The News Item on July 1, 2014