David Roberts

Obituary of David John Roberts

David J. Roberts, 88, of Auburn, passed away April 25, 2020 at Auburn Community Hospital. Born in Auburn, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Mildred Gurney Roberts. After more than 40 years working as an architect, he retired from Beardsley and Beardsley. Until the early 1990's he and his late wife, Jean Schenkenberger Roberts, of 63 years square danced with the Spinning Wheels and ran a square dance clothing shop. In recent years he served as a board member of The Home. A loyal member of Uppersteiners, Dave collected beer steins for more than sixty years. He was an Army veteran where he saw "combat" in a mess kitchen in North Carolina during the Korean war. He was an avid golfer, president of the Wednesday night golf league at Lakeview Golf Club, and looked forward to playing this year. He is survived by his children: John Roberts (Laurelyn), Karen Roberts Betz (Alan), and Ellen Roberts Ferro (Michael); his brother Andy Roberts (Kathy); his sister-in-law Barbara Kinney; grandchildren: Margot Ferro Stotler (Chris), Michael D Ferro, Vincent Ferro, Samuel Ferro, and Katherine Betz; a great granddaughter, Eva, and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SS. Peter and John Episcopal Church, Auburn NY. A calling hour will be from 10am to 11am with a memorial service to follow on Friday May 1 by an online meeting. To receive an invitation and access to David's celebration of life please email this address: daverobertsonlinememorial@gmail.com. Private burial will be in Fort Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Visit www.Langhamfuneralhomellc.com to leave a condolence.
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