Roberts, Claudette Francis
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Age 71, of Gillett, Pennsylvania passed away April 7, 2013. Claudette was born May 31, 1941 in Buffalo, NY. She is predeceased by her mother, Jessie Swayze, her step-father, Ransom Swayze, a brother, Charles Bolsby and an infant son "Baby Ricky." She is survived by her husband, Charles Roberts, Gillett, PA; a son, Randy (Nealy) Roberts, Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren, Cortney (Lindsey) Roberts, Jordan (Raeanna) Roberts, Alex Roberts, Nathan Roberts and Emily Roberts; great-grandchild, Owen Roberts and one expected great-grandchild, Carter Roberts; brother, Calvin Swayze, Lansing, NY; sisters, Sandra (Floyd) Farris, Lansing, NY; and Trudy (Dana) Congdon, Lansing, NY; brother-in-law, Marvin (Collette) Roberts, Gillett, PA, dear friend, Colleen Roberts, and nephew, Timothy (Natashia) Roberts. Claudette graduated from Lansing High School in 1959. While in Lansing she was an active member of Lansing EMS as an EMT. Claudette also enjoyed camping and spent many a summer at Myers Park in Lansing camping with friends. She enjoyed watching her son, and later her grandsons, as they pursued sports, particularly football and wrestling. She could always be seen and heard in the stands supporting them and was a huge Lansing Bobcat fan. In addition to watching her family participate in athletics she also enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a Jeff Gordon fan. In the last few years as her health declined she took on the fight against diabetes with the same spirit that she supported the one's she loved with. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Tue. April 9, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Gillett Baptist Church on Wed. April 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Ashton Health Care and Robert Packer Hospital for their care and treatment of Claudette. In lieu of flowers it is asked that a donation be made to the Gillett Baptist Church or the South Creek Ambulance Association.
Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, LLC
Elmira, NY 14904
Published in Star-Gazette from Apr. 8 to Apr. 10, 2013