James R. Roberts
James R. Roberts, 70, of Bolivar, passed away on December 24, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on August 6, 1945 in Wellsville, NY to Alice (Bates) Roberts and the Late Paul Roberts.
James was an E-8 Master Sergeant in the United States Army, active for 28 years, also playing in the Army band. He was a hydro-axe operator for Lewis Tree Service in Henrietta. James was a man of many hobbies, James loved to travel, ski, roller-skate, and enjoyed flying as he had his pilot’s license. He loved to travel to Nashville, spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and loved throwing parties.
James is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Tamara) Roberts of Hamlin; his mother Alice (Bates) Roberts of Batavia; Ada Nogueira, his companion for nearly 28 years of Batavia; a brother Floyd (Christine) Roberts of Warsaw and a sister Pauline (Charles) Griswold of Oakfield; 2 grandchildren, Jayden and Kade Roberts along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 29, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00 noon Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday the 30th at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Bath National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org/. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.