June 16, 1954 ~ June 8, 2018
Falls of Rough, KY
Formerly of Livingston Manor, NY
Harold passed away at home after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Margaret, "The Love of His Life" and companion of over 40 years, and his buddy, "Zip". He is survived by a son, Thomas Ira Roberts, his wife, Mandy Lacey Roberts and their daughter, Saige Elizabeth Roberts of Mooresville, NC; a daughter, Erin Marie Roberts, her fiance, Charles "Chuck" Porter and their sons: Cole William, Roman Bryce, Ryan and Kyle of Livingston Manor, NY. Harold is also survived by a sister, Sharon Roberts Pauly and husband, Michael Pauly of Aston, PA; a sister, Shannon Roberts Marchetti and husband, Stu Marchetti of Drums, PA; Aunt Marion and Uncle John Roberts of West End, NC and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Harold was pre-deceased by his parents, William "Bill" Roberts and Alma Barnhart Roberts of Livingston Manor, NY; his brother, William "Billy" Roberts of Hazleton, PA and Uncles Harold and Ralph Roberts of Livingston Manor NY.
Harold was a Navy Veteran, a Mason, a member of the American Legion, the NRA and a Republican Committeeman. He was President of Local 750 for many years and a retired member of IBEW Local 1249. Harold was also an honorary member of the Livingston Manor Fire Dept., and a member of the Beaverkill Valley Fire Dept.
He enjoyed playing all sports, especially golf, basketball, football, softball and baseball. When he retired from the playing field, he became a NYS Baseball Umpire. He spent many years umpiring games with Cliff, Billy, and his mentor, Al Larson. He was passionate about his family, Margaret, Tom and Erin. He loved his community, the Yankees, the Giants, politics, and his country. His heros were Matt Dillan and John Wayne who once said, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway".
Harold was an outdoorsman who spent many hours in the woods. He said it helped him re-group, clear his mind and find peace. He was also an avid hunter who spent years hunting with one of his best friends Bob Boddy. He spent 14 years working for the Town of Rockland Highway Dept. He enjoyed his time there and took a lot of pride in his work. He never did anything in half measures and always said "anything worth doing is worth doing well", words he lived his life by.
To everyone who kept in touch over the last year: the cards and letters, pictures, text messages, phone calls, words of encouragement and support, thoughts and prayers, and all the love and caring have been overwhelming and has meant so much to us. You have all helped make a difficult time easier and brightened our days. Thank you.
There will be no services at this time.
Condolences can be sent to: Margaret Roberts, 330 Shores Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119.