William J. Roberts

April 5, 2021

    • Obituary
      William J. Roberts, 93, formerly of Weatherly, passed away April 5th at the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late William and Helen Roberts.

      William was a graduate from Weatherly High School. He retired after 16 years as the President and General Manager for the Anthracite Motor Club of the American Automobile Association. He completed 30 years of employment with the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company having started as a clerk and working up to assistant manager and then as a store manager.

      He was a borough councilman in Weatherly and was a chairman of the Weatherly March of Dimes. William was a member of the Weatherly Lions Club and has served in all offices of the club and he also served all district offices in District 14-K of Lions International. He was also director of the Lions Eye Bank and was past chairman of Hazleton Area Lions Organization. William was on the board of trustees and served as board president of the former Hazleton State General Hospital and was also director of the Luzerne County Tourist Promotion.

      Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents was his wife in 2015, the former Lorraine Weigel.

      Surviving are his daughter Barbara Melnick and her husband Michael; granddaughter Tami Nickerson and her husband Scott; and grandsons Hunter and Liam Nickerson.

      His funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
    • Guestbook
      Conrad and Linda Sims
      Dear Barb and Mike,   So sorry to hear of your father's passing.  Our thoughts are with you at this time.

      Connie and Linda Sims
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