In 2008 he moved into the Palms in San Luis Obispo, CA to be closer to his daughter Rudianne Roberts and two of his four sons, Brian (Jeri) Roberts, MD and Matthew (Terry) Roberts. Gordon (Lisbeth) Roberts III lives overseas in Denmark and Peter (Pamela) Roberts lives in Washington State.
Gordon was preceded in death by three of his four older sisters, Lorraine Nardo, Ester Yates and Allana Roberts. Barbara Williams survives him and lives in Queensbury, NY. Gordon dearly loved his 6 granddaughters, Marie, Maja, Mette, Shawna, Jillian, Isabel and his 3 great grandchildren Frida, August and Viggo.
Gordon was active in the Knights of Columbus for many years, originally on the East Coast and more recently with council 9133 in Ramona and council 1271 in San Luis Obispo. Since moving to San Luis Obispo, he has been a devout parishioner of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic church.
Gordon Roberts has been, above all else, a spectacular mentor over the years. He had the purest of teaching styles - by example. He taught us ethics by demonstrating the highest moral principles. We learned about perseverance by watching his resolve despite the challenges. Compassion required action, not just a kind thought. He stood unyielding behind his commitments. True love was revealed through his simple truths of life, exhibited everyday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the “special fund” at Nativity of Our Lady, 221 Daly St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. At Gordon’s request, there will be a funeral mass on April 15, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. No other public memorial services are to be scheduled.
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