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ROBERTS, Roger A. "Pete" age 69, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 16, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, and lived in Middletown for 30 years. He served in the U. S. Army. He was employed at Abilities First for 10 years retiring in 2007. Pete enjoyed going to garage sales and Schomy's Gun Show, but his biggest enjoyment was fishing and deer hunting with his family. The family extends their special thanks and appreciation to Hospice Care of Middletown, Dr. Mary Ellen Gaeke and Kim for their professional and loving care of Pete during his illness. Preceding him in death were his parents, Bert and Gladys (Spangler) Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jean (Davis) Roberts; three sons, James (Alicia) Center, Michael (Vicki) Center and Robert Center; four daughters, Jean Ann (Jeff) Snelling, Mary Sue Cornthwaite, Candy (Rick) King and Karen Center; fourteen grandchildren, Erika (Matt), Jackie (Buck), Erin (Jeremy), Sara, Bill (Amy), Jimmy (Tara), Chelsie (Todd), Ashlee, Nichole, Tyler, Josh, Quentin, Michael, and Warren; six great grandchildren, Brayden, Jillian, Bryson, Hannah, Piper, and Blake; nephew, Larry (Sylvia); and special friend, Luther Leonard. Visitation will be Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by services at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jack Hooker officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio. Memorial contributions in Pete's name may be made to Hospice Care of Middletown, 3909 Central Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45044. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.
Published in The Middletown Journal on Jan. 14, 2013