Longtime Ramona resident, Daniel Ray Roberts, 56, passed away on August 23, 2013, at Pomerado Hospital following a bicycle accident.|
Dan was born in Escondido, CA, to Joanne and Clayton Roberts on May 31, 1957. Dan was raised in Ramona until the age of five when his family moved to Casa de Oro. He went to high school at Christian High School in El Cajon, CA, where he lettered in baseball and basketball and graduated in 1975.
Dan returned to Ramona in 1981 where he married Tracy and raised his two children, Brianna and Ryan. He worked as an Electrician for 35 years. As a sports enthusiast, Dan played softball on many teams in Ramona and throughout San Diego County. He enjoyed the beach and loved to surf. His favorite vacations included Cabo San Lucas, Fiji, Hawaii and Jamaica. In his travels, Dan made friends wherever he went. He will be missed by all.
Along with his wife and children, Dan is survived by his mother, Joanne Roberts of Casa de Oro; brother, Mark (Stephanie) Roberts of El Cajon; in-laws, Chet and Sanna Wisham of Ramona; brothers-in law, Aaron (Raveena) Wisham of San Diego and Dennis Wisham of Ramona: nephew, Christopher Roberts; nieces, Emily Roberts, Jeanette Wisham and Stephanie Wisham; and Bear, his beloved Labrador retriever. Dan is preceded in death by his father, Clayton.
A Celebration of Dan's life will be held at Grace Community Church in Ramona on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 2pm.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Nov. 7, 2013