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Adelbert "Del" Roberts

Date of Death: August 4, 2015

Date of Birth: October 7, 1924


Adelbert Ackley Roberts, 90, of Buckfield passed away on August 4th, 2015 in Auburn.

He was born in Whiting, Maine to Roy and Effie (Ackley) Roberts.

Adelbert, affectionately known as “Del”, grew up on a salt water farm in the East Side of Machiasport, Maine, where he was raised by his Uncle Carroll and Aunt Florence Crocker as their son.

He graduated from Washington Academy in 1942, and served in the Army Airforce as a Sargent during WWII, during which he received the Medal of Valor. He later graduated from the University of Maine at Machias. Del was a member of the First Congregational Church in Durham, Maine, and was also a proud member of the Masons and belonged to Warren Lodge is East Machias..

A lifelong educator, Mr. Roberts taught in schools in Lincoln, Lisbon, and Gray/New Gloucester where he was an elementary school principal for many years.

Del enjoyed hunting and fishing, but he mostly enjoyed all the special times with family and friends at camp.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Leona; two sons Barry Roberts and wife Paula, and Donald Roberts and wife Lee; grandchildren Rebecca (Roberts) Chandler, Buckley Roberts, Bernard Roberts, Shilo (Roberts) McManus, Donald Roberts Jr., Phoebe Roberts, and Skylar Roberts; and also ten great grandchildren.

Services will be held privately and at a later date. Cards of condolences may be sent to: Leona Roberts 142 apt. 1 Hebron Rd., Buckfield, ME 04220. 

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