Richard Edward Roberts
June 29, 1943 – March 14, 2020
Roberts, Richard Edward, 76, of Coral Springs, passed away March 14, 2020. Richard was born June 29, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late William Fredrick and Dorothy Mae (Boynton) Roberts. Dick had a passion for Hot Rod Custom Cars with his favorite being a 1949 Mercury. Dick was predeceased by his grandson, Matthew Roberts. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 41 years, Suzanne, son, Richard Roberts Jr., daughter, Dawn Roberts, son, Shane Roberts, granddaughter, Sophia Roberts, sisters, Patricia Brogdon, Debbie Roberts Burdick and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 8:00pm. The family asks that if you will be coming to the service and are a hot rod enthusiast, please drive your vehicle in tribute to Dick.
- Visitation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Richard Edward Roberts
March 19, 2020
Razia and I send our sincerest condolences to Sue, Shane and all the Roberts family . There really are no words but, I will try.
Dick Roberts was my best friend. I will miss him dearly. I always called him "Mr. Roberts" as a sign of respect to a wonderful and special person. When meeting Dick, you never forgot his rock crushing hand shake that let you know he was his own man and that his word was also his bond of truth and friendship that he would never break. He possessed a certain "presence" and charisma that made him humbly stand out as one of the most honest and likeable people you could ever hope to meet. Those blessed with having Dick Roberts as a close friend had a true friend for life. He truly a man of integrity and "was there for you" when you needed advice or help. He was " the real deal" and a wonderful mentor.
On our car show road trips he often spoke of his love for his family and how happy he was to be blessed with his wife Sue, their son Shane and his grand daughter Sophia, the "apple of his eye" who made his life complete. He loved being "Gramps".
Even as he was preparing for his final ride to heaven, Dick remained optimistic and at peace, surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him, knowing that he had led a full and good
life. He NEVER complained and even in his final hours managed a little smile and said he was feeling "fabulous". A fighter to the end.
It is said that: " The mirror of your life reveals the goodness of your soul." Thank you "Mr. Roberts" for sharing your reflection."
Below is a Sept. 1996 photo of Dick stopping by to show his latest acquisition, the famous Dean Bordner customized 1950 Ford coupe built in the '60's. It still exists.
Jim and Razia Pullen, Coral Springs, FL, March 19, 2020.
March 18, 2020
Dick, My sincerest condolences go out to your wife and family. I know that you are looking down on all of us wishing the best. I will forever miss your phone calls on father's day and Thanksgiving. You were the best this world had to offer.
March 17, 2020
RIP Dickie, The Silver Fox!
We’ll always remember you as a fierce competitor on the softball field. A great player and even a better team mate.
My condolences to your family.
March 16, 2020
I will miss you-,a great friend for many years...a few at maya marca & another few when I moved to another condo not too far away.
We always kept in touch & would do surprise visits when I wa in town as my primary residence is Los Angeles.....
I keep you close to my heart...and Sue as well...so sorry for your loss