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In Memory: Gary Lee Roberts, Age 82

Obituary - Gary Lee Roberts - 2Gary Lee Roberts, a longtime Rye resident, passed on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He will always be remembered for his kindness to others and for his love of life and family.

Gary was born on November 3rd, 1939 in Ashland, Kentucky. He was the son of Quincey John Roberts and Cora Meade Roberts and brother to Joyce Ellen Little (nee Roberts) who passed May 5th of this year.

Gary was an independent spirit who traveled his own path. He left Holy Family High School at 17 to enlist in the U.S. Marines. He faithfully served his country for 3 years and was stationed at the Marine Air Wing in Iwakuni, Japan. He returned to Ashland to marry Elizabeth Green (nee Brady) in 1960 (the marriage ended in divorce in 1985).

After briefly attending University of Kentucky, the young couple moved to Kansas City, Missouri where Gary worked as a Sales Representative for Acres Meats. After moving to Texas, he redirected his career into the emerging photo processing industry at Philip A. Hunt Chemical Corporation. Gifted with charisma, good looks and a quick comeback, he rose quickly from Salesman in Texas and Florida, to Regional Manager in Georgia to Vice President in New Jersey. He continued his career until retirement as Senior Vice President/General Manager at Mitsubishi Photographic Materials.

In 1999, he married the love of his life, Clare Sullivan (nee O’Keeffe). He and Clare shared 22 devoted and loving years together.

Gary is survived by Clare, his daughter Laura Roberts, her husband Daniel Lundenberg their daughters Lucie and Lola, his son Phil Roberts and his wife JoAnn DeCicco Roberts and their son Sean. His loving extended family includes Brian and Katherine Sullivan, their children Patrick and Jane, Regan and Luke Yankowski, their children Kayla and Jake, Liam and Alexandra Sullivan and their children Maggie, Will, Griffin, Lily and Riley.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fisher House Foundation to support United States Veterans and their families while their loved one is in the hospital.

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