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John P. Roberts

August 12, 1940 September 28, 2019
John P. Roberts
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John Paul (Rolincik) Roberts, 79, of Pottsville, entered into eternal rest at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street on September 28, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Born on August 12, 1940 in Fifficktown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Josephine B. (Chimelewski) Rolincik and Paul G. Rolincik, Sr.

John is a veteran of the Unites States Army and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Mahanoy City Elks Lodge 695, and Mechanicsville Game & Fish Association.

John was an optimistic, upbeat man that always had a kind smile and was friendly, good natured and easy to talk to. He was vibrant and very active throughout his life. John was known to walk his canine best friend, Buddy, stopping frequently to visit with people in the neighborhood.

He is a graduate of South Fork-Croyle High School where he was a lead actor in drama club, a state finalist in chorus, and a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In high school, he would play a full football game AND perform in the brass section of the marching band at half-time. He attended and played college football for Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

John began his civilian work career with F.W. Woolworth Company in western Pennsylvania and eventually was relocated to Pottsville, Pennsylvania and managed the downtown store. After ten years, he changed careers and became a quality control director at various modular/mobile home companies for the next 42 years. He retired from Pleasant Valley Mobile Homes in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania in 2016.

Preceded in death by his parents, Josephine B. (Chimelewski) Rolincik and Paul G. Rolincik, Sr. of Fifficktown, Pennsylvania and his brother, Paul G. Rolincik, Jr. of Lexington, Massachusetts.

John was the husband of his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Georgette "Dolly" (Yurochko) Roberts and celebrated 56 years of marriage in July of this year. They had two children of whom he was very proud.

Survived by his wife, Georgette "Dolly" (Yurochko) Roberts who was a Registered Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital (now Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street) for over 30 years; daughter, Sherry A. (Roberts) McAtee, a retired Unites States Air Force officer and currently a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with her husband Eric T. Harley of Alexandria, Virginia; son, Michael S. Roberts, Sr., a retired United States Army officer and currently a multi-business owner and hotel industry executive with his wife Dawn (Zembower) Roberts of Harrison City, Pennsylvania; sister, Dorothy (Rolincik) Vancheri of Levittown, Pennsylvania; grandson, Michael S. Roberts, Jr., and step-grandson, Drew Simanski.

Services will be held privately.

If you have a Catholic Church in your community, John's preference was that a mass be said on his behalf. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of John to Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Rd., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


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