Elwin Merton Roberts

Born: Mon., Feb. 16, 1931
Died: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Location: East Troy Baptist Church

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Elwin Roberts, 86, of Wetona, PA, formerly of Canton Twp., was called home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at his son and daughter in law’s home in Lewisburg, PA.
Elwin Merton Roberts was born February 16,1931 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Joseph S. and Lila H. (Jones) Roberts.  He was a 1949 graduate of Troy High School.  On Oct. 8, 1955, Elwin married the former Beulah E. Peters in West Burlington.  They were blessed with 50 years together and raised three children before her passing on May 18, 2005.
Elwin was a dairy farmer all his life.  With Beulah by his side, they saw to the daily operations of the Robert’s Haven Dairy in Canton Township for over 33 years until retiring in 1990.  He also was employed by Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and Martin’s Dairy Service in East Troy.  A devoted member of East Troy’s Baptist Church, Elwin’s love for the Lord was his guide throughout life.  Other memberships included the Minnequa Grange No.754, Bradford/Sullivan Pomona Grange No. 23 and Bradford County’s Gideon Bible Auxiliary.  Elwin enjoyed times shared with family, woodworking, tinkering on garden tractors, playing board and card games, especially crokinole and pinochle.  He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting deer and turkey was a family tradition.
Three sons survive; Kevin (Teresa) Roberts of West Brookfield, MA, Mark (Lisa) Roberts of Canton and Eric (Sue) Roberts of Lewisburg, eight grandchildren; Marcia, Nathan (Whitney), Amber (Travis), Alecia (David), Jeremy, Talayna (Shane), Brant (Ayla) and Karsch (Sarah), nine great-grandchildren, two sisters; Shirly McKin of Ellijay, GA and Emily (Dean) Shaffer of Geneseo, NY, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In addition to his wife Beulah, he was predeceased by a sister and brother; Anita Lewis in March of 2007 and Lewis Roberts in November of 2010.  
The family invites friends to call 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton.  Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate the funeral service at the East Troy Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12.  Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a donation in Elwin’s memory to Hospice of Evangelical, One Hospital Dr. Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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   Posted Thu February 08, 2018
Eric and Sue and family

Sincerest sympathy to you and your family. How blessed it is to know that our loved ones have gone home to be with our Lord.

   Posted Fri February 09, 2018

Lisa R Krise
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Thinking of you All

Sharon W. May
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
My condolences to Kevin, Mark and Eric and your families, from your
"Neighbor down the Hill" for at least 32 years. I shall always remember you.
You are in my prayers.

Marcellus Allen
   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
To the Roberts family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that the bible likens death to a deep sleep (John 11:11) and promises that Jesus Christ will awaken all those that have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28, 29). Yes, we have the wonderful hope of seeing our loved ones again but it will be at a time when God "will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4) Until then, continue to look to Jehovah God and his word the Bible for comfort in your times of grief and sorrow (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). For more comforting thoughts from the scriptures please visit jw.org and search “When a loved one dies.”

John/Kathryn Landis
   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
Dear Kevin, Mark and Eric, We have such good memories of your Dad in the 30 (+) years that we were neighbors. Your Dad was quick to offer help whenever needed and he was easy to work for. We had many good times with your family!

Jean (Landis) Dillner
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss but remembering all the good times we had with your family. Your dad was a great man!

Kay Landis Martin
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Wishing I could have been at the services for your dad. Will remember him as a man who was willing to help neighbors. Appreciated your dad (and mom). Many good memories of the neighborhood from my childhood. Praying for peace and strength for your families.

Tim Mullen
   Posted Mon February 19, 2018
Dear Kevin, Mark and Eric and family members:

My sincere condolences upon learning of the passing of your Dad. It was he who told me of your Mom's passing during my visit to the Grange booth and the Troy Fair. Now they are together in a better place. I can still remember your Mom sitting at her manual typewriter in her living room at the farm saying, "I am going to write a letter to my (legislator)." When I told her about whatever was ailing me she always knew the cause and got it right. They were two special people who will be greatly missed.

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."

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