Owen J. Roberts

Owen J. RobertsOwen J. Roberts, 79, of Shenandoah, passed away Thursday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.

Born in Shenandoah, Aug. 16, 1935, he was a son of the late David and Adele Kuchinsky Roberts.

He was a 1953 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

US FlagMr. Roberts was an Air Force veteran.Owen was last employed by Ateeco Inc., Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Shenandoah.

He was a member of the former First Baptist Church, Shenandoah.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were one brother, David J. Roberts Jr., and one sister, Elizabeth Kieres.

Surviving are two sisters, Agnes Hopkins and Jean Twardzik and her husband, Theodore “Ted,” all of Shenandoah; nieces and nephews.

Prayer and scripture services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  His nephew, the Rev. David J. Roberts III, will officiate.  Interment with military honors will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 327, Shenandoah, PA 17976 or Shenandoah Area Free Public Library, 15 W. Washington St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.

Owen J. Roberts Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. Thomas Guzinski says:

    Dear Mrs. Hopkins and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Barbara Bremer-Scranton-------/-- says:

    Dear Reverend David J. Roberts III and Family,

    The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.

    A Psalm of David.

    The Lord is my shepherd,
    I shall not want.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside quiet waters.

    He restores my soul;
    He guides me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow
    of death,
    I fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
    Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

    Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of
    my enemies;
    Thou hast anointed my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.

    Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all
    the days of my life,
    And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

    (Psalm 23)

    In Jesus’ Love,


  3. David Roberts says:

    Uncle Own has always been the quiet and thoughtful uncle who always welcomed my sister Cheryl, my brother Keith, and me with open arms and an open heart. He was a constant source of help to our parents during their illness and was their “rock” through many a crisis. Owen, you bore up many family members and friends during your life and now, “God will raise you up on eagles’ wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His hand.” Well done, good and faithful servant. You will be missed. Thank you for all you have done.