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.