Judith D. Roberts

Judith D. Roberts, 72, of 2301 Wait Corners Road, Sherman, N.Y., passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, Pa.

She was born April 28, 1940, in Richmond, Va., the daughter of the late John and Julia (Dovala) Megat.

She was proud of her life’s work as a wife, mother, cook/baker and homemaker. While helping on the family farm and raising her family, she engaged in many hobbies including crocheting, sewing, cake decorating, painting, gardening, and jewelry making. Judy enjoyed decorating her home for the season and especially her huge collection of Santas. She belonged to Chautauqua County Home Bureau for 30 years and was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Theta Beta Chapter.

She and Art loved traveling and also maintained a winter home in Florida. “On the go” every minute, they enjoyed such destinations as Hawaii, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, cruising to Alaska, the Caribbean Islands, Mediterranean-European ports, Madeira Islands, Florence, Rome, Venice Italy, and sites throughout Ireland during their retirement. Family was first and foremost and she will be missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Roberts of Sherman, N.Y., whom she married Jan. 30, 1959; five children: Tracie Cederquist, Arthur L. Roberts (Lori Newberry), Timothy Roberts, Terry (Shelley) Roberts and Tammy (Richard) Crane; four grandchildren: Justin and Karlee Roberts and Nathan and Emma Crane; and two great-grandchildren: Hunter and Rayna Roberts. Judith was also survived by a sister, Tina (Bill) Elder.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Joseph, Bill and John Megat and Sadie Hendrickson.

The family will receive friends at Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, N.Y., on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Sherman Community Church, with the Rev. Roger Westley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stanley Hose Company Fire Department, P.O. Box 574, Sherman, NY 14781.