Marblehead, MA / Ozona, FL — Edwin “Ted” Campbell Roberts, beloved husband of Moira G. Roberts, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Sea Coast Hospice in Palm Harbor, Florida surrounded by his loving family.
Born on December 19, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edwin C. and Josephine A. Roberts. Following his graduation from Howe Military School, he attended Alma College and Michigan State University. In 1952, he joined the United States Air Force as an aviation cadet and received his pilot wings (Class 53B) at Webb Air Force Base on March 17, 1953. Second Lieutenant Roberts reported to his first duty assignment as an F-84F fighter pilot at Turner AFB, Georgia.
As a captain and Korean War veteran, Ted was initially hired as a pilot with Northeast Airlines. After Northeast combined with Delta Airlines, Ted advanced his career and eventually retired as a B-767 Captain after 32 years of service. As a resident of Danvers and later Marblehead, MA, he was an active 23-year member of the Boston Yacht Club.
Ted was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an excellent father to his children, with whom he took great pleasure in raising. In addition to his wife, Moira (Mowat) Roberts, recently celebrating 63 years together, he is survived by a daughter, Diane Adams and her husband, Michael, of Palm Harbor, FL; and three sons, Edwin C. Roberts, Jr. of West Ossipee, NH, John R. Roberts and his wife, Cathy A., of San Antonio, TX and Richard W. Roberts and his wife, Melissa, of Coral Springs, FL. Ted was also “Papa” to eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.