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Frank A. Roberts, 56, of Wickwire Rd., Hubbardsville, NY, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
He was born November 5, 1954 in Utica, a son of the late Aubrey and Jane Allen Roberts, and was a graduate of Hamilton Central School. On October 22, 1983, Frank married Penny Ray in East Hamilton. He was a calibration technician and product specialist at Norwich Aero for 16 years. Previously, he had worked at Utica Corp., Bossert, Champion Homes and Cheseborough Ponds. Frank was a loving, devoted husband and father whose greatest joy was spending time with his family. Among his favorite pastimes was watching sports, especially football, cooking, and baking “Frank’s Cookies”. He also greatly enjoyed the company of his canine companions, Baxter, Pudge, Abby, and his “grand-dog” Solomon. Frank was a member of the Columbus Community Church.
Surviving are his wife, Penny; his sons, Brandon Roberts of Norwich; Kyle A. Roberts and his fiancé Sharon of Owego; Jonah Roberts and Annie, Andy Roberts and Kylie, all of Hubbardsville; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Judy Roberts of Norwich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and David Smith of New Berlin; Jane and Thomas Furner of Hamilton; Kathy Bunting and Barry Brown of Hubbardsville; and Sharon Von Matt of Waterville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the Columbus Community Church, Rt. 80, Columbus, NY.
Interment will be in the Graham Cemetery, Hubbardsville in the spring.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Operation Hope, c/o Columbus Community Church, 4611 Route 80, New Berlin, NY 13411.