Clyde A. Roberts - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Clyde A. Roberts

February 22, 1927 - March 28, 2018

Clyde A. Roberts, age 91, Port Penn, DE, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born and raised in Port Penn, DE on February 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Earl Hatch and Jessie (Blackwell) Roberts.  Clyde served in the U.S. Army during the WWII conflict.  He graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible, Baltimore Institute of Photography, University of Delaware in Psychology and he was a Lifelong student of Theology.  Clyde retired as a government employee and was a highly respected commercial fishermen.

Clyde was a lifelong resident of Port Penn and very active in his community.  He was a past member of the National Historical Society, Port Penn Historical Society, The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program and he was appointed to the Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries. He assisted the United States Department of Interior Biolgist’s in their study of commercial fishing operations of the Atlantic sturgeon.  Clyde regularly demonstrated Shad deboning for the Port Penn Wetland Folk Festival.  He was often quoted and articles written about him in Outdoor Delaware, News Journal and several books.  He recently retired to Florida spending some of the happiest days of his life.  He will be remembered as a loving father, brother and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine A. Roberts; sons, Clyde Roberts, Jr., David W. Roberts and Thomas Roberts; and sister Edna Brown.  He is survived by his children, James P. Roberts (Karen) of Orange City, FL and Catherine Roberts of Newark; and sister Loretta Logan of Newark; daughter in law Jeannie Van Dan of Newark; and niece Nona (Bob) Wilson, Newark, Grandchildren David D. Roberts, Tommy Roberts, Michael A. Poole, Jamie Guiles, Jennifer Price, Robyn Roberts and Michelle Roberts-Jones and a host of Great Grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will be follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn, DE.


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14 Condolences for Clyde A. Roberts

  • So proud to be a part of this family. You will be greatly missed grandpa.. love you always

  • Deepest Sympathies ! Cathy , find PEACE in knowing just as Kitty would have wanted YOU were ALWAYS there ! He is truly home now with the Lord he loved so much !

  • So sorry Aunt Cathy. May your dad rest in peace, hope you find comfort knowing he’s not suffering. I love you.

  • Thanks for all the fun fishing trips .We cleaned a lot of fish You will be missed . I know your already fishing in Heaven We will fish again someday R.I.P.

  • Dear Roberts Family,
    I worked with Clyde for many years at the Edgemoor Post Office. Being a born again believer
    myself, Clyde and I had many talks about the bible and its contents. Clyde was the only person I ever met who had memorized the bible and almost daily I would ask him to quote a verse and never once could he not give the exact quote. We played handball at the “YMCA” on many occasions and even though I was somewhat younger he would win most of the time. Clyde was well liked and respected by his fellow mail carriers. I considered Clyde a true friend and I know that someday I surely will see him again.
    My prayers are that God will comfort you on your loss and that you will find comfort in 1 Thess 4:13-18.


  • Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. your parents were my friends….. May they RIP.

  • A well said HONOR to have been able to buy Sturgeon, Shad and Stripped Bass from Clyde. Always a pleasure to see and speak to Clyde when he delivered Delaware Bay’s finest to Hadfield’s Seafood. He will be missed and well remembered by many.

  • Cathy, So sorry to hear that your dad passed away. May he rest in peace.
    Bill, Carol, Billy, Laurie, Amy, Jeff, Hanna & Brayden

  • I’d like to send my deepest condolences for the passing of Uncle Clyde. Cathy, you’re in my thoughts and prayers and I’m sorry that I cannot physically attend Uncle Clyde’s service. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

    Cousin Michael

  • I worked at DE Fish & Wildlife for many years and had the opportunity to go sturgeon fishing w Clyde on numerous occasions. He provided guidance when we first started the sturgeon project and was always full of information on a huge array of topics.
    My sincere condolences to his family and many friends in the Port Penn area. Cathy

  • Cathy, we send our sympathy in the passing of Clyde. You can rest now knowing that you have many happy memories of you and your dad, fishing and enjoying the many tournaments. You were always there for both your mom and dad and took dad out to many dinners and places he liked to visit. Now you can rest and take care of you…May Clyde rest in peace in the house of our Lord. God Bless ..

  • Heck of a man!!