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Robert Roberts

VENICE, Fla. — Robert E.  Roberts, 78, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Lockport, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Buda.

He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, from 1952 to 1956.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Joan; four children, Anthony (Charlene) of Channahon, Bruce (Gerri) of Estero, Fla., Richard (Louise) of Braidwood and Angela (David) Maue of Frankfort; four sisters, Mildred Martin, Lois Arnold, Ruth Hobrock and Joanne Gerard; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Allie Roberts of Buda; three brothers, Jim, Dick and Fred Roberts; and three sisters, Doris Jane Woods, Roberta Grafton and Phillis Marchello.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.

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