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Laurence Jesse Roberts Dies at 80

Glen Cove man served in the United States Army during the Korean War in the early 1950’s

Laurence “Tex or Larry” Jesse Roberts, (age 80), passed away peacefully at Queens Hospital on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Credit: Family photo.
Laurence “Tex or Larry” Jesse Roberts, (age 80), passed away peacefully at Queens Hospital on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Credit: Family photo.
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.
joseph January 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM
With deepest sympathy to the Roberts family.
Wendy Roberts-Hoyte January 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Thank you Joseph Dad you will always will be in my heart. I love you and miss you soooo much!!!!
Cheryl Seaman January 27, 2014 at 11:14 PM
This was beautiful
Lorin Roberts January 28, 2014 at 02:11 AM
Thank you Joseph... Love you Dad! "Honor your father and mother." Ephesians 6:2

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