William Roberts

Full Name: William Malcolm Roberts
Date of Birth: February 6, 1943
Date of Death: July 19, 2019
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Mr. William (Bill) Malcolm Roberts, 76, was born on February 6, 1943, and he passed away peacefully on July 19, 2019. He is pre-deceased by his parents: Mr. Milton Roberts and Mrs. Blanche (Singer) Roberts. He will certainly be missed and remembered dearly by his sister, Ms. Nancy Kathleen Nanney, and his many cousins and friends. Indeed, his loving and loyal nature was truly appreciated. Bill was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended MacDowell Elementary School and Mumford High School. He prepared for and had his bar mitzvah at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Bill graduated from Wayne State University, where he earned a BA Degree in Psychology. For many years, he lived in California where he displayed his excellent musical talent playing piano in a variety of local venues. In 2014, he moved from Redwood City, California, to Vienna, West Virginia, which was near where his sister was living at the time. Later, he resided in Huntington, West Virginia, where he received quality skilled nursing care at the Huntington Health and Rehab Center. Over the years, Bill shared many special interests and occasions with family and friends. He felt it was valuable to learn about different cultures, and he supported socially just causes that were close to his heart. He also had a lively sense of humor that provided those who knew him many enjoyable, long-lasting memories. Bill will certainly be remembered warmly as the special, kind, intelligent, and talented person that he was.

From: Jack and Emilie KashtanJul 24 2019 10:00PM
A  talented musician, a sharp wit, and a free spirit.  Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss.  He was so fortunate to have you in his later years.
From: Amin MalakJul 27 2019 12:57PM
As we mourn Bill’s loss, we also celebrate him as a free spirit, cheering and cheerful, living life his way: being himself, speaking his mind, yet always benign, caring and considerate.  While grieving and being diminished for losing such a loving person, we nevertheless feel grateful for the good fortune of having known him.  May Bill rest in peace.
From: Lee ErwinAug 11 2019 5:46AM
I was very sorry to hear of Bill's death. He was an original, brilliant and talented, yet always down-to-earth, funny, and honest; and even though he clearly had little patience for hypocrisy, greed, or pretension in any form he was never less than kind and thoughtful of others. I'm sure he left this life with grace, humor, and generosity to the last. RIP, Bill.


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