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Endwell: David Roberts passed away on December 30, 2012 at Good Shepherd Village at Endwell, after a long illness with dementia. He was 77 years old. David was predeceased by his wife Dominica Plutino Roberts of Johnson City, NY; mother Doris Aldrich Jorgenson of New Milford PA; father, Howard Roberts of Hop Bottom, PA; step-father, George Jorgenson of New Milford, PA; uncle Jack Aldrich of Kirkwood, NY; uncle Hayden Aldrich of Great Bend, PA; uncle Dick Roberts of Nicholson, PA; and several other aunts and uncles. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Roberts Hurlin of White Plains, NY; son, Daniel Roberts of New York, NY; son, David Roberts of Riverdale, NY; son-in-law, Nathan Hurlin of White Plains, NY; granddaughter, Catherine Hurlin of White Plains, NY; grandson, Henry Hurlin of White Plains, NY; brother, Charles M "Skip" Jorgenson of New Milford, PA; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Jorgenson of New Milford, PA; sister-in-law, Camilla Plutino of Endicott, NY; aunt, Helen Roberts Berninger of Mifflinville, PA; and longtime caregiver, Pat Morgan of Endwell, NY. David was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for 30 years, driving for Railway Express and Cleveland Truck Lines. Later, he worked for Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in patient transport. He graduated from New Milford High School in New Milford, PA and attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania after his service in the United States Navy, where he was stationed in San Diego, CA and Kawajelin in the Pacific. David was a kind, generous man with an infectious laugh. A terrific neighbor, David was often found shoveling snow or mowing lawns for his neighbors. He was a caring father and husband, a good friend, and the most polite man you would ever meet. He would come to your assistance at a moment's notice for both family and friends. Even though he drove for a living, he still was happy to drive his children all over for their activities. David's loving smile and sincere goodness will be greatly missed. David was a life long Yankee fan, and he enjoyed watching the YES network all day. The staff at Good Shepherd Village came to appreciate his love of baseball, and especially all things Yankees. David followed NASCAR stock racing almost as closely as the Yankees throughout his life. He built a mini-modified stock car, and was thrilled to race it a few times, before realizing being a race car driver was not his true calling.
David belonged to the Church of The Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY 13760, where the family will receive visitors from 11am -1pm on Saturday, January 5th. A funeral mass will follow at 1pm, with Reverend Clarence Rumble officiating.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2013