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Eldon J. Roberts


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Eldon J. Roberts Obituary
Eldon J.
Roberts
Eldon James "Jitter" Roberts, 91, of Slatington, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Village at Palmerton. He was the husband of Hope Lenore (Kern) Roberts.
Born on March 18, 1927, in Slatington, he was the son of the late John David and Noami (Andreas) Roberts.
Jitter was a United States veteran of World War II.
He was a former Slatington police officer from 1959 to 1964. Jitter was employed as a brakeman for CSX railroad, formerly the Lehigh Valley railroad, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of St. John's UCC, Slatington. Jitter served several years as a board member for Slatington Borough Council, first elected in 1999. He was a 70-year member of Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Slatington, a member of the Hose Company No. 3, and served as its fire chief, and a member of the railroad association.
Jitter also served as past president of the Lehigh County FOP and was a former driver for the Slatington Ambulance Corps. He was the winner of the 1940 Slatington Coaster Derby.
Jitter is survived by his wife, daughters, Sheryl, wife of Dennis Wiegner, and Bonnie, wife of Carl Scheetz; five grandsons, Cory Wiegner/Xiaomei, Christopher Wiegner, Michael Scheetz/Leshia, Philip Scheetz/Amber, and Andrew (AJ) Scheetz/Kara; one great-granddaughter, Mikayla Scheetz, and six great-grandsons, Luke Scheetz, Braxton Scheetz, Bennett Scheetz, Callan Scheetz, Griffin Scheetz and Ethan Weigner and extended family, Rose Weigner, Sheila Weigner Fox and family.
Service: A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Union Cemetery, Slatington. Contribution's in his name are suggested to St. John's UCC, General Fund, 15 S. Second St., Slatington, PA 18080.
Published in Times News on May 17, 2018
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