Kenneth J. Roberts, 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 had 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 service will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reichlinroberts.com. Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, is in charge of arrangements.