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Richard Newton Roberts

Richard Newton Roberts Obituary
Richard Newton Roberts
July 30, 1946 - June 10, 2016
LOGAN - Richard Newton Roberts, 69, passed away comfortably and peacefully of Alzheimer's on June 10, 2010. He was born in Baltimore, MD, to Reginald B. Roberts and Mildred Taylor Roberts on July 30, 1946. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Jones Roberts, June 8, 1968, in Perry Hall, Maryland.
He graduated from Columbia University on a full NROTC scholarship and was commissioned into the Navy upon his graduation. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. After discharge he attended the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where he received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
His career focused on children with special needs and their families. He worked closely with the Maternal Child Health Bureau. He was president of Family Voices for many years. His career took him from the University of North Carolina to Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii, and Utah State University, where he was the director of the Early Intervention Research Institute (EIRI) until his retirement.
He was a member of the Logan First Presbyterian Church.
He enjoyed traveling, skiing, running, biking and fishing. He completed several marathons and triathlons. Above all, he loved his family and friends most.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, and two sons, Phillip and Neil. He is also survived by three sisters, Martha, Ellen and Phyllis, and one brother, Edward.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan. The family thanks the loving and supportive care we received at Autumn Care Assisted Living and Community Nursing Service (CNS).
No formal services have been scheduled at this time. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online by visiting www.allenmortuaries.net.

Published in Logan Herald Journal from June 11 to June 15, 2016
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