Thomas M. Roberts, 79, of Lawrenceville, Pa., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Thomas was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Sweet Valley, Pa., a son of Ferris and Geneva (Sherman) Roberts. He was the husband of the late Joyce (McKeel) Roberts. He was a heavy equipment operator several years for Central Penn Construction, Hazelton, Pa., worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, and JAR services. Thomas was a member of the N.R.A., retired Deputy Game Protector, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved dogs. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Thomas is survived by a son, Duane Roberts of Tioga, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ferris and Janet Roberts of Watsontown, Pa. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (McKeel) Roberts on Sept. 23, 2007, and a son, David Roberts on Nov. 4, 2008.
In keeping with Thomas's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Bethel Hill Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.