COPPERAS COVE, TEXAS - Stewart Howe Roberts died in Temple, Texas on Jan. 28, 2013 at the age of 94. He was born in West Eaton on May 28, 1918 to Owen and Grace Roberts. He retired as a printer in Houston, Texas.
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Mr. Roberts in his early years, worked as a welder for the Manhattan Project in Oakridge, Tenn. He started his printer career as an apprentice with the Oneida Dispatch. He and his wife Elizabeth moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. where he continued his printer career, finally settling in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Roberts was loved by his family and friends. He was a devout Catholic. He enjoyed making stained glass and working on old antique clocks. He was a "tinkerer" who could fix anything broken. He was particularly proud of being a licensed amateur radio operator, where he communicated with radio operators all over the world.
During the last years of his life, he resided at a nursing home in Copperas Cove, Texas, where he was a very active resident. He loved playing bingo, doing puzzles and socializing with the other residents. At age 94, he used the computer to read the news, surf the internet and email family and friends.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, sons Stewart (Pete) and Stephen, daughter Cheryl (Dusty) and sister, Marjorie. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Roberts, of Beaumont, Texas; daughter-in-law, Lina Roberts of Copperas Cove, Texas; grandson, Glenn Roberts of Austin, Texas; granddaughter, Janet and husband Richard McCormick of Dale, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Nixdorf and brother-in-law, Jim Nixdorf of Oneida; and niece Pat and husband Jerry Stabile of San Jose, Calif. He is also survived by his beloved great-grandchildren, Katie and Kelsey McCormick.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Oneida. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com
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Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Feb. 3, 2013