May 18, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009 12:00 pm Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, May 22, 2009 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
John Allen Roberts, 67 of Urbana passed away Monday, May 18, 2009.
He was born February 19, 1942 in Rosewood, Ohio, the son of John Bernard and Bonnie M. (Buck) Roberts.
John was a 1960 graduate of Urbana Local High School. He served his country in the United States Navy during the time of the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from the Veterans Administration in Dayton. He was a certified Dental Technician for 24 years and a Systems Analyst for 8 years.
He is survived by his sister, Linda K. Roberts of Urbana, his brother-in-law, Ron McAlister of Urbana, his nephew, Rick A. McAlister of Asheville N. C., his aunts, Gladys Thompson & Dolores Broadstone both of Urbana, several cousins, many friends and his beloved dog Bea.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Doris L. McAlister.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22, 2009 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME Urbana with Pastor David VanHoose officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral services.
Entombment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery Mausoleum, Urbana.
Following the committal services, there will be a time for food and fellowship for John’s family and friends at the Champaign Banquet and Event Center, 240 Twain Ave., Urbana, Ohio. In leui of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Western Ohio, 5455 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214, The American Cancer Society, Southwest Regional Office 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 or to PAWS 1535 W US Highway 36 Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.