Edwin C. Roberts Sr. RAYMERTOWN - Edwin C. “Ed” Roberts Sr., 69, a lifelong resident of Brunswick, died peacefully, Sunday, February 16, 2014, at his Slate Farm residence with his family by his side following a short illness. Born on the family farm, January 23, 1945, Ed was the son of the late Francis and Iva (Whitehouse) Roberts and for 22 years the husband of Patricia (Billings) Roberts of Brunswick, who survives. Previously he was the husband of Frances “Gail” (Winters) Rockwell of Grafton, who also survives. Ed was educated in the local district one-room school and was a member of Tamarac High School’s first graduating class in 1964. Throughout his adult life, Ed was a dairy farmer working the property that his father had farmed and currently farmed with his son, Edwin Jr. After retiring from dairy farming, he worked as an excavation contractor serving many local communities. Mr. Roberts was a life member of 53 years of the Raymertown Volunteer Fire Company and recently assisted in the role of Fire Police. Among Ed’s favorite pastimes was his love of traveling with Pat to Wells, Maine, collecting old coins, attending yard sales, and hunting. In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by four children, Edwin C. Roberts Jr. (Vicky) of Brunswick, Pauline Roberts Hansen (Craig) of Raymertown, William D. Roberts (Kate) of Brunswick, and Laura Roberts (Michael) of Lexington, NC, four stepchildren, Sharon MacDonald of Johnsonville, Patricia West (Michael) of Berne, Ronald Cushman of Pittstown, and Eugene Cushman of Brunswick, a brother and sister-in-law, John and Marie Roberts of Raymertown, two grandchildren, Wade and Hailey Hansen both of Raymertown, seven step-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private memorial service was held at the convenience of the family at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home located in Raymertown. Burial will take place later this spring at Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke. At the request of the family, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Raymertown Volunteer Fire Company, 43 Mason Lane, Raymertown, NY 12180.
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Published in The Record on Feb. 19, 2014