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Richard James Roberts, 73

Richard James Roberts, 73

Richard James Roberts, 73 of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, April 07, 2016 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. Dick was a former reserve officer with the Hampden Police Department in Hampden, Massachusetts, was retired from Conrail Railroad and had worked as an independent railroad accident investigator. He was a member of VFW Post 15040 in Pennsylvania and a member of Esoteric-Sherwood Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts.

He was the son of the late James P. Roberts and Faith B. Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Robin Ruscitti of Ohio.

Survivors include: his companion of 20 years, Krissie Red; sons Chad M. Roberts of Loganville, GA, Bret K. Roberts and Dale J. Roberts of Ft. Myers, FL, daughter Nicole S. Roberts of Ft. Myers, FL; grandsons, Chad M. Roberts Jr., Brandon A. Roberts and Jordan G. Miller Roberts; brother John P. Roberts of New Hampshire; sisters, Jill Madison of Colorado, Jamie Murphy of California and Cindy O’Donnell of California. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

As per his wishes, no formal services will be held.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.