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Fred A. ROBERTS, Jr.

June 14, 1949 — September 11, 2021

Fred A. ROBERTS, Jr., 72, of Wellsville, NY, died Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Born June 14, 1949, in Olean, he was the son of Fred A. and Patricia Prince Roberts.  A graduate of Wellsville High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving honorably from 1970 – 1973 with two tours in Vietnam.  He was employed by Mite-E-lite in Wellsville and then Air-Preheater for 30 years, retiring in 2011.  Fred was a member of Frank B. Church VFW Post #2530 in Wellsville, where he was a past Commander, Wellsville Elks Lodge #1495, Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 601 in Wellsville, and Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville.  Fred enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Surviving are:  five children, Brent W. (Stephanie LaFever) Roberts of Wellsville, Fred (Bridget) Roberts of Wellsville, Debbie (Jim Marble) Roberts of Wellsville, Mindy (Scott) Cross of Alma, and Stacia (Brady) Wonderling of Wellsville;  nine grandchildren, Andrew Morse, Tyler Seamans, Brooke Deming, Zachary Roberts, Brent Roberts, Jess Seamans, Dylan Drake, Hailee Drake, and Jadyn Wonderling;  six great-grandchildren;  four siblings, Donald White of Portville, Patricia Roberts of Titusville, FL, Nancy (William) Bostley of Wellsville, and Kay (Robert) Babbitt of Wellsville;  step-brother, Frank White of Scio;  nieces and nephews;  and former wife, Rebecca Budd of Wellsville.  He was predeceased by his parents and step-mother, Marion A. Roberts.

Friends may call Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville.

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