Roberta Gordon
1942 - 2021
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Gordon, Roberta
1942 - 2021
Roberta Gordon, age 78, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in her home with her family by her side. Born June 4, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents Howard and Alice Lape, and sister Barbara Thornton. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Mark; daughters, Julia and Krista; granddaughter, Erin; grandson, Ben; great granddaughter, Sidney; brother, John Lape; several nieces and nephews. Roberta is a 1960 graduate of North High School. Attended Otterbein Collage, Franklin University, and The Ohio State University. Retired from OHSAA after 22 years. She was a member of the Union County Master Gardeners for 18 years and a member of the Clintonville Women's Club. Roberta loved her crafts and gardens and volunteer work. She was a 47-year member of St. James Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio, where memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, in Roberta's memory. Social distancing and wearing masks will be practiced at all events. Visit to share a special memory.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2021.
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January 21, 2021
Mark, Krista, Julie and family. Years ago when we first moved in next door to you on Dunedin Rd., Roberta came over and introduced herself as “Bobbie.” I can still picture Bobbie working in, and enjoying her lovely garden, available to chat and laugh, and always just being a good neighbor.
May this fond memory of her help you through this challenging time.
Elaine and Alan Hairston
Elaine Hairston
January 19, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Mark and family and to John. Prayers that God will give you strength through this very difficult time.
Celeste Blake
January 17, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Mark and the family! So very sad to hear that you lost Roberta. I've informed quite a few of the old-time OHSAAers. Hugs and prayers to you all!
Molly Downard
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