OBITUARY

Melvin B. Roberts

April 30, 1926July 10, 2013
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Melvin B. "Mel" Roberts, 87, of East Otis, Massachusetts went home to the Lord on July 10, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born in West Virginia, a son of the late Charles and Annie (Wright) Roberts. He was a World War II Army Veteran, faithfully serving his country from 1944-1946. He served in the 3rd armored Division under General George Patton. Mel moved to Connecticut in 1960 where he resided with his beloved wife of nearly 63 years, Anne, until 1997 when they moved to Otis, MA. Prior to his retirement, he was a research and development technician for Ensign-Bickford Industries in Simsbury, CT for 26 years. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10732 in Berlin, CT. an active member of the Otis COA, an avid bowler with the Simsbury Senior Bowling League and enjoyed traveling with his wife. He was a loving husband, father and grampy. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Mark E. Roberts and his wife Barbara of Elkton, VA; his daughter Margaret A. “Peggy” Harner and her husband Charles of East Otis, MA; his 8 grandchildren: Lee E. Roberts and wife Kelli of Elkton, VA, Heather R. Roberts of Shenandoah, VA, Rebecca Anne Roberts Comer of Elkton, VA, Laura L. Harner Martin and her husband Tony of Sheffield, MA, and Charles W. Harner and wife Kimberly of Timberville, VA; his 6 great-grandchildren, plus sister Genola Roberts and numerous nieces and nephews, in his home state of West Virginia. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by 7 brothers: Sewell Milton, William Edgar, Floyd Madison, George Nathan, Victor Allen, Charles Henry, and Carl Leo Roberts; and 2 sisters: Carrie Roberts Armel and Grace Roberts Lewis. At Mel’s request there will be no viewing or funeral service. Graveside services will be held on September 28, 2013 at 11:30AM in Hockanum Cemetery in East Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in his memory to Special Olympics Massachusetts-Berkshires, 898 Prospect Street, Chicopee, MA 01020 or the American Red Cross. Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 28, 2013
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Melvin B. Roberts

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Rhonda Webber

July 21, 2013

Aunt Ann, Peggy & Charles, Mark & Barbara and families... our thoughts and prayers are with you! I sure wish we didn't live so far apart..

Rhonda Webber

July 21, 2013

Aunt Ann, Peggy & Charles, Mark & Barbara and families... our thoughts and prayers are with you! I sure wish we didn't live so far apart..

Rhonda Webber

July 21, 2013

Aunt Anne, Peggy,Charles & family
You are in our thoughts & prayers! Once again I wish we lived closer.The distance between us isn't as great as our love for you all!

susan bryce

July 18, 2013

Melvin was one of my favorite people when he came to the admitting office here at the hospital. Always very kind, with a dry sense of humor that we appreciated. Sure will miss seeing him. God Bless you Mrs. Roberts and May Mel's Memory Be Eternal!

July 15, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with the family in "Uncle Mel's" passing. He will be missed by all of us.
Mary Lou "Roberts" Largent and Family.

July 15, 2013

Deepest condolences on the passing of "Uncle Mel". We missed him At the annual Roberts Reunion.
The Victor Roberts family




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Nancy & Timmy

July 14, 2013

Peggy and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time . May the many memories you shared over the years, help bring you some comfort.

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