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George M. Roberts


August 21, 2017


George M. Roberts, 93, of Danville PA passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA.   He was born March 22, 1924 in Danville PA the son of the late Mark T., Sr. and Annie Murray Roberts.

 He graduated from Danville High School and Dental Technician School. 

George was married for 63 years to W. Jean Rowe Roberts.  They were married June 12, 1954. 

He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. 

George was employed as a chemical operator for Merck and Company from 1951 until his retirement in 1986. He served on the Danville Area School District Board of Directors for 20 years where he served as President.  He also served as President of the Columbia-Montour School District Board of Directors which included the groundbreaking ceremony. 

He was a member of the former Mausdale United Church of Christ.  His other memberships included Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM.  The Caldwell Consistory, Danville Elks, Danville Moose, American Legion Post 44 Northumberland PA and the East End, Washies and Continental Fire Companies.  George was also a member of 06 Rod and Gun Club in Morris PA. 

He enjoyed golfing and golfing trips with his friends.  He loved the outdoors, including camping, hunting as well as flower and vegetable gardening.  Above all, George was a hardworking and devoted husband, father and father-in-law who cared deeply for his family. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Bryan Murray Roberts of Danville PA and Bradley Mark Roberts and his fiancé Beth of Limestoneville PA and one daughter, Lori Jean Roberts Swank and her husband Rick of Catawissa PA He is also survived by one grandson, Colton Roberts Swank and one granddaughter, Kelsey Shue and her husband Jonathan of York PA and one great-granddaughter, Harper Ann Shue. 

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. 

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association 5455 N. High Street Columbus OH 43214.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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