Laurence “Tex or Larry” Jesse Roberts, (age 80), passed away peacefully at Queens Hospital on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
Born April 9, 1933 in Ellsworth, Maine, he was the son of Lorin Eugene and Persis Helen Roberts and served in the United States Army during the Korean War in the early 1950’s.While in the Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant and held many jobs, to include training instructor and heavy equipment operator. Later, he worked at Photocircuits in Glen Cove, and then subsequently worked for himself as a certified Locksmith.
Larry settled in Glen Cove in the early 1960’s and lived on Burns Avenue behind the projects on the hill, then eventually moved to Donahue Street in 1965 with his family, where he lived for many years.
His former wife, Rosina Roberts, survives, along with five (5) children: Lorin, Wendy, Glenn, Sheila and Dale; Many grandchildren and great grand children, along with 1 sister Katherine Conary and Delores.
His parents, Lorin in 1981 and Persis in 1980, preceded him in death, along with his brother Donald in 2005.
Funeral services will be held at Dodge Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove, New York, during the week of 27-31 January 2014.