David P. Roberts, 83, Altoona, died Sunday at his residence.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Minnie Roberts. He was raised by Esther Chase of Altoona, who preceded him in death. He married Joyce L. Fluke on April 20, 1957, at the former Second EUB Church in the East End, Altoona.
Surviving are his mother; his wife of 56 years; three children: Renee L. Wyandt and husband, Ken, of Altoona, Duane A. Roberts of Duncansville and Diane L. Hess and husband, Darral, of Surprise, Ariz.; five grandchildren: Brent, Teshia, Joshua, Cory and Cody; and five great-grandchildren.
David was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired from Bell Atlantic as a switchman after 35 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with entombment at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.