Arthur "Ray" Roberts

April 6, 1937February 12, 2018

Arthur “Ray” Roberts, 80, of Croton, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 6, 1937 in Unionville, OH, a son to the late Hubert and Helen (Hesson) Roberts. Ray was a member of Croton United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elnora; daughters, Hope Roberts and Michelle (Scott) Robinson; grandchildren, Emilee Pettry, Brian (Amanda) Smith, Elizabeth Smith and Elliott Hagans; great-grandchildren, Michael, Kloe and Autumn; sister-in-law, Marcia Ferko; niece, Anna Ruth Ferko and many other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ray is also preceded in death by his siblings, Don, Jim, Charlotte Conklin and Irene Allen. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2017 at CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, OH 43031. Funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Friday with Pastor Eva Marie Wolfe and Rev. Tim Lehman officiating. Interment will be at Hartford Cemetery in Croton, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Croton United Methodist Church, 75 N. High St., Hartford, OH 43013 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325, in Ray’s memory.


  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 16, 2018

Arthur "Ray" Roberts

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Diana Tennant and family

February 18, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ray was a good man and we were so sorry to hear of his passing. Love and many hugs to you.

Bob and Jo Lowet

February 15, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ray's passing! Our prayers are with you, Elnora, and all your family. Bob and Jo Lower

Jim and Linda Piper

February 15, 2018

Elnora, Hope and Michelle, you have our sympathy. Ray was a good man, well respected in the community, a good Christian and a great family man.. We know you will miss him. We are praying for you.

February 15, 2018

Our condolences to Elnora, Hope and Michelle,
Ray is someone I will truly miss. I feel grateful to have known Ray. He and I worked together for 53 years and I can say he was a very close friend. He will be missed. Larry & Mary Holbrook

Shirley Henry

February 14, 2018

I'm so sorry for you loss, Ray was such a great guy, always a smile on his face & a hand to help you with anything! He will so missed, RIP Ray!!

michelle robinson

February 14, 2018

I love u dad. u taught me so much about life. I will miss seeing u sitting in your chair as I walk in the door. but I know your in a better place.

Caryl White Rau

February 14, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Ray was such a good man. My prayers are with your family now and in the days to come.

Karen Heuser

February 14, 2018

God's peace to the Roberts family. Ray was a great and gentle man. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

JoAnn Mcguire

February 14, 2018

My condolences go out to Elnora, Hope, and Michelle and the rest of the family. I was Ray's cousin through marriage to my cousin Elnora. I have lots of memories from all the times we spent visiting their house and getting together for family gatherings. They used to stop and visit my parents, Don & Helene Bachelor a lot when they came to Delaware, I remember Ray telling me he always liked hearing my Mom's stories of growing up in upstate N.Y. I guess she had some interesting tales he loved to hear.

February 14, 2018

My condolences to the Roberts family. May God's Word and loyal love comfort you at this time. Psalm 136:23