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Kenneth J. Roberts


Kenneth J. Roberts, age 70, of Elyria passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 27, 1942 in Watertown, New York. Elyria has been his home for most of his life.

Ken was a member of St. Agnes Church in Elyria. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Avon Lake working on the assembly line for 32 years before retirement.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (nee Kruse) to whom he was married 47 years; one son Richard Kruse of Elyria, two granddaughters Tricia and Alicia Kruse; one great grandson Christian Zirkle, three sisters Beverly, Kay, and Maureen; and four brothers Michael, Steven, Terry, and Gary. He was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers and by his parents Fred and Geraldine Roberts (nee Bigelow).

Private graveside services will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, Ohio 44053

Online condolences for the family may be left at

Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

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