Richard Roberts

Obituary of Richard Alan Roberts

Richard (Rick) Alan Roberts, age 72, passed away suddenly on August 19, 2021. Rick was born January 17, 1949 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, to the late Frank Roberts and Florence Pollanck Roberts.

Rick obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio. He built a career in the insurance industry working for the Hartford, UNUM and finally retiring from Janney Montgomery Scott March 2019. Rick’s outgoing, gregarious personality perfectly suited his sales career, at which he excelled.

Rick retired with his beloved wife Janet in 2019 to Aiken, South Carolina. The Reserve Club offered him the opportunity to continue his passion for golf where he added another hole in one to the four he had already accumulated after the age of 60. Two aces were at Plymouth Country Club and two aces were at Springford Country Club, both in the Philadelphia area.

Rick is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Ford Roberts; daughters Lisa Roberts-Hurd (Kristin) and Amy Roberts D’Ambela; sisters Susan Wotjkun (Peter) and Nancy Phelan; brother David Roberts (Vicki); grandchildren Grayson and Alexandra; mother-in-law Anna Lou Ford; sister-in-law Judy Michurski (Steve); brother-in-law Steve Ford (Beth Pride) and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Helping Paws (service dog organization), P.O. Box 634, Hopkins, MN 55343, www.helpingpaws.org or to Aiken’s Friends of the Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road, Aiken, SC, 29801, www.fotasaiken.org.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC, 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy for the family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com

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