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Dale Eugene Roberts, 59

March 16, 2009

FEB. 7, 1950-MARCH 13, 2009

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Dale Eugene Roberts, 59, of 41 Frederick St., Apt. 2, Cumberland, Md., died Friday, March 13, 2009, at his home.

Born Feb. 7, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Alden Jeremiah Roberts and Katherine Louise "Kitty" Kerns Roberts Miller.

He was of the Christian faith.

Dale's professional and technical interest in the game of pool was a chance for travel and success in tournaments all over the U.S. His expertise in appraisal of antique furniture and collectibles offered gainful employment for years in a highly competitive market.

His love of animals and ability for caring and uncanny sense of human nature, along with an abiding sense of God's grace, were other attributes. Not without a finely honed sense of humor, Dale preferred to see the ups and downs of life as evidence of higher conditions of the ever-searching human spirit. His friends and family will recall a generous, kindly, shy individual personally willing to listen and to defend others' opinions or differences.

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He will be remembered and missed.

Survivors include sister, Donna Steiner of Hagerstown; sister, Anna Holland of Hagerstown; sister, Sandy Duffey of Hagerstown; sister, Linda Kline of Boonsboro, Md.; brother, William Roberts of Hagerstown; and seven nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Terry Steiner.

A memorial service will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ernest Witmer officiating. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

The family will receive friends at The Embassy Theater, 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 4 p.m.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

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