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James W. Roberts, 88 formerly of Allentown passed away Wednesday February 21, 2018 in Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Lillian A. (Herbst) Roberts, who passed away in 2016. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Walter A. and Blanche (Stephens ) Roberts. James was a US Army PFC 2nd armor Calvary veteran who was stationed in Germany during the Korea War. He retired from Mack Trucks after 35 years. Prior to that, he briefly owned/operated a gas station in Allentown, and also worked for Pennsylvania PreCast Concrete Company. James was a 20 year member of Greenawalds Fire Department, serving in capacities such as fire fighter, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief. He was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Slatington for over 50 years, was a former trustee and served on the stewardship committee and Heifer Project.
Survivors: Sons; Ronald W. Roberts of Schuylkill Haven, Peter J. Roberts and wife Ginger of Fountain Hill. Daughter; Linda L. and husband Chris Schew of Schuylkill Haven. Grandchildren; Larry, Andrew, Christina, Lucas, & Sabrina. Great Granddaughter; Aubrie.
Services: 11 A.M. Monday February 26, 2018 at the United Presbyterian Church of Slatington, 6750 PA Rt 873, Slatington. Calling hour will be held 10-11 A.M. at the church.
Interment with military honors to follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements are being handled by Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, can be made to United Presbyterian Church of Slatington.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.
K Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM
Jim was a great man who did so much for the United Presbyterian Church of Slatington. He built a temporary corral for Lisa ( the heifer) to allow children to enjoy her at the Apple Festival when the church was raising funds for the Heifer Project, and was very active with the trustees maintaining the church property. Wanda Owens
Wanda Owens Feb 27 2018 12:00 AM
DadI just want to say you were all about family and serving people, patient and kind. You would give your shirt off your back to help someone, a silent helper and compassionate. You are the ultimate servant.I will miss you.Love Peter
Peter Roberts Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM