Albert Edward “Ed” Roberts
Albert Edward “Ed” Roberts, 90, passed away on December 9, 2016 on Naples, FL. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Ed was born on January 9, 1926 in St. Augustine, FL. A Florida native, he was known to his friends as “Ole Man Roberts.” Ed was a flight engineer for Pan American Airlines for 44 years. He lived an incredible life and was blessed with many friends all over the world. He was an original member of the Airboat Association of Florida, as well as an avid hunter and sportsman. In his spare time he built airboat engines “for fun.” He had as many life stories as he had friends, was extremely generous, and was always there to help anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Roberts; daughters, Mary, Tina, and Jeanne; granddaughters, Angela and Valerie; and great-grandson, Aiden.
There will be a Mass held in his honor at St. William Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Unity Church, 2000 Unity Way off Davis Blvd. in Naples.
He will always be with us in our hearts and will be loved forever.
Published in Naples Daily News on Dec. 18, 2016