David Eugene Roberts

1945 - 2020

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David Eugene Roberts, 75 of rural Findlay passed away at The Ohio State University Hospital on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. He was born in McComb, Ohio on February 21, 1945 to the late H. Avon and Bernice Maxine (McCartney) Roberts. He married Carol J. Johnston on June 10, 1966 at Bethlehem Evangelical United Brethren Church, Findlay, Ohio. He is survived by his wife and their two children, Tonita K. (Brian) Altvater and Craig E. (Connie) Roberts, both of Findlay; grandchildren, Zachary A. Altvater, Lea G. Altvater and Grace C. Roberts, all of Findlay; and step-grandchildren, Oliva L. Altvater of Lisbon, OH and Emily J. Hoffman of SC. Dave was a 1963 graduate of Riverdale High School and served in the Ohio Air National Guard 180th FW (Swanton, OH) from 1966-72. He received his associates degree from Tiffin University in 1965. He was a farmer and the Grain Manager for Hancock Landmark, Inc. (Legacy Farmers Cooperative). Dave served on the board of Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative, Vanlue Grain and Farmers Commission Company and attended East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, August 29, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Robert Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Van Horn Cemetery, Amanda Twp., Hancock. Co. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Christian Clearing House or to East Mt. Zion UMC in his memory. Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, August 28th 2020 2:00 to 4:00 PM
    Friday, August 28th 2020 6:00 to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, August 29th 2020 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Van Horn Cemetery [Map]
    Twp Rd 190
    Amanda Twp., Ohio 45890

  • Contributions:

    Christian Clearing House
    1800 North Blanchard Street
    Ste 107
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
    17572 C.R. 7
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Carol and family
Date :Thursday, August 27th 2020
From : Jim and Cheryl Stahl
We were sorry to hear about Dave's passing. It's hard to find words when friends leave us but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave's help with Mom and Dad through the years will always be remembered.



To : Carol and family
Date :Friday, August 28th 2020
From : Mark and Marietta Mason
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember and celebrate Dave's life. May you feel God's comfort as you grieve his death.



To : Carol and family
Date :Friday, August 28th 2020
From : Roger Howard and sisters
So sorry to hear about David. I remember the good times our families had together when we all were kids, going to the lake etc. I hadn’t seen David in years but enjoyed talking to him as he was mowing yard and I happened to drive by at that time.
You will be in our prayers
Roger, Sandy, Barbara, Becky, and Kathy



To : Entire Roberts family
Date :Saturday, August 29th 2020
From : Pamela marvin lim
You all have my thoughts and prayers in Dave's passing. I have very fond memories growing up in the neighborhood with Craig as my classmate at Vanlue then also Connie as my classmate at Arcadia



To : Carol and kids
Date :Monday, August 31st 2020
From : Gene Pat McCartney and Tony Debbie McCartney Chi
We are so sorry for your loss. We all would have been at the funeral home had it not been for being high risk for Covid. Mom and Dad have been at home since Feb with only grocery store and dr office visits! I remember all the stories Dad would tell about the shenanigans him and David would get up to on the farm! And how his Grandma McCartney would just laugh at boys being boys! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! With sympathy, Debbie, Tony, Gene and Pat



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