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Howard C. Roberts

July 23, 1937 ~ August 30, 2018 (age 81)

DOYLESTOWN – Howard C. Roberts, age 81, passed away on August 30, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Born on July 23, 1937 in Barberton to the late James R. and Ethel (Collins) Roberts, he was a resident of Doylestown for 41 years, previously of Norton.  Howard retired from Kenmore Development and Machine in 2001 and had previously been employed with Eastern Machine in Doylestown.  He enjoyed woodworking and being outside in his garden.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Hantzsche and brother, Bobbie; Howard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma “Jean”; daughters, Vickie Burke of Massillon and Susan (James) Duncan of Rittman; grandchildren, Kennith (Sara) Workman, Daren Workman, Ashley Workman, William (Gwynne) Roberts, Miranda (Dustin) Walsh, Steven Hubiak; great grandchildren, Kenny Jr., Greg, Joey, Kiera, Serenity, Paige, Kylie, Aiden, Pierceton, Spencer, Landon, Alyssa ; brothers, Bruce, Raymond and Jerry; sister, Jean Clair.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown 44230 with Pastor Sarah West, officiating.  Private inurnment to be held by the family at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 9:30 am until time of service.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)



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