William Edward “Bill” Roberts
October 4, 1934 - May 15, 2019
William Edward “Bill” Roberts, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Yorklyn, DE on October 4, 1934, he was a son of the late Thomas Worth and Bina Lee (Blackburn) Roberts, Sr. Bill was proud to be a U.S. Marine. Following his service, he worked at General Motors, retiring after 30 dedicated years.
Bill was dedicated to his family. He was true to himself and never felt the need to go outside of who he was to impress anyone. When it came to ingenuity there was not much he couldn’t design, fix or build. Bill was a man with many talents, never turning down a chance to help others with his expertise and guidance.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Roberts, Jr., Jim Roberts and Harry Roberts; sister, Esther Jean Henderson; and grandson, Austin Taylor Roberts. Bill is survived by his wife of 61 and a half years, Frances Ann (Peters) Roberts; son, William “Robby” Roberts; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Diane Roberts; brother, Allen Roberts; sister, Mary McCready; grandchildren, Heather Roberts and Ryan Roberts; and great grandsons, Dylan Gazda and Liam Monahan.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.