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William Henry Roberts, M.D., 93, NB
Posting Date: 06/12/2014

William Henry Roberts, M.D., 93, of North Baltimore, Ohio, passed away at home on June 12, 2014, of kidney failure.

Dr. Roberts was born August 3,
1920, in North Baltimore, to Charles S. and Nellie Y. Roberts. He married Ruth Jane Biehler on December 19, 1943, and she died May 1, 1983. He married Ingrid A. Cornelius on July 6, 1985, and she died October 15, 2011. He is survived by a son and daughter in law, William H. and Margaret J. Roberts of New Albany, Ohio; and granddaughters Jane E. Leggiero of Austin, Texas, and Julia A. K. Roberts of New Albany. His daughter Rachael E. Leggiero preceded him in death on December 21, 2006.

Dr. Roberts was a 1938 graduate of North Baltimore High School and a 1942
graduate of The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. During his college years, he marched with TBDBITL and was elected to Kappa Kappa Psi band honorary. He served in USS Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) and USS Trumpeter (DE 180) as a line officer in the US Naval Reserve during World War II, returning to Ohio State after the war to earn a Master’s degree in Pharmacy. He then attended medical school at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, graduating in 1951. Two years of internship at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut were followed by his return to North Baltimore to enter private practice in 1953. A Diplomate of the American Board of Family

Practice, he served as Chief of Staff at both Blanchard Valley and Wood County Hospitals and as Medical Director of Bridge Hospice. He retired from active medical practice in 1990.

Dr. Roberts was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, of American Legion
Post #539, and of North Baltimore Lodge #561 F&AM, each for more than fifty years. Active in music from his youth, he sang in the St. Luke’s choir and played cornet for many Community Theater musicals. He enjoyed traveling and was a voracious reader. Dr. Roberts served as member and president of the North Baltimore Board of Public Affairs and the North Baltimore Public Library Board and as medical adviser to the North Baltimore and McComb Emergency Medical Services and the North Baltimore Volunteer Fire Department. The village celebrated Dr. Roberts Day in his honor on June 30, 1984.

Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, Ohio, the Masonic Service will commence at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, Ohio. Pastor Ralph Mineo will officiate and burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore where the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 will present full military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

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  • Posted Date: 06/16/2014
    With deepest Sympathy to the lost of a wonderful Doctor and person that will be greatly missed by all. Gods Blessing to his family. Memories will last forever.
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