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Richard Martin Roberts

August 18, 1928 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 92)


Richard Martin Roberts, passed away on December 3, 2020 at the age of 92 due to health complications. He is survived by his beloved wife Melba. They have been married for 67 years.

Richard was born in Watertown, South Dakota on August 18, 1928 to Philp and Lillian Roberts. When he was 6 years old, the family moved to Springfield, Oregon where he grew up. At the age of 18 Richard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He spent a year and a half overseas in the Korean War.

After 6 years in the Air Force, Richard resigned and went to the civilian life, living in Houston, Texas where he met and married his wife, Melba. After a year and a half, Richard became interested in the Missile Test Project at Cape Canaveral, FL. The couple moved to Florida and stayed for 18 years until the project came to a halt. At that time, Westinghouse (now Northrop-Grumman) from Maryland came and hired Engineers.

Richard and Melba moved to Maryland and have been here since. During the years, the couple has traveled around the world and have been to every state in the United States. 

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD. 21029 on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00am at St. Louis Parish main sanctuary, 12500 Clarksville Pike,  Clarksville, MD. Interment immediately following St. Louis Cemetery, 5950 Ten Oaks Road, Clarksville, MD. 21029.

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December 13, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029

Mass of Christian Burial
December 14, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church
12500 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029

Interment following funeral service
December 14, 2020

St. Louis Cemetery
5950 Ten Oaks Road
Clarksville, MD 21029

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