Thursday, July 2, 2009
Richard Leslie ROBERTS
(September 8, 1926 - June 28, 2009)
Age 82. Died peacefully in his sleep at the VA Hopsice Center of Seattle. Richard was there since Oct 2008.
Survived by his wife Beverly of Enumclaw, WA, daughter; Barbara Chapman (Walter) and daughter Cathleen Lorenz (David), Five grandchildren: Fiona Bartels (Ben), Alexandra & Colin Chapman, Sarina & Desirae Lorenz, and step-son Michael Smith, many friends and extended family.
Born in Los Angeles, CA he first came to the Tacoma area in the 50's and started his jewelry and franternal supply companies. moved to Normandy Park in the 80's and then to the Burien area in the 90's.
He was a member of the Tacoma Gun Club for many years. Served his country in the USMC WWII in the South Pacific, where he earned 2 silver stars and 4 purple hearts Former owner of Roberts Jewelry of Tacoma and University Place, also owner of Roberts Fraternal Supply Co., located in Burien. Lifetime member of the Tyler Masonic Lodge in Tacoma, the Marine 1st Div. league of Seattle, He was co founder of the Tacoma Scots Pipe Band where he was their bass drummer for many years. He also founded the Scottish Tacoma Highland games.
Remembrances please, to the Disabled Vets Assoc, VA Hospice and or Hospital, the Tahoma National Cemetery and or VSO groups, or charity of your choice. Inurnment service will be scheduled later, at Tahoma National Cemetery, where Heroes Rest.
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