George Laurence Roberts, Jr., Lt. Commander US Navy (Ret.) Of Frederick, Maryland, passed away on Saturday December 4, 2021 in Heartfields of Frederick. He was 93 years old. George was born February 26, 1928 in Covington, Ky., The son of the late George Laurence Roberts Sr. and Katherine Barker Roberts.
After graduating from high school in Schenectady, NY, George enlisted in the Navy as a Seaman and retired after a 24-year career in electronic communications development. During his naval service he was posted to the District of Columbia, Guam, California, the Philippines, Germany, Maryland and Virginia, and spent a year at sea aboard the USS Oxford (AGTR -1). He later worked for Antenna Research Associates, Inc. as a production manager. In 1983, George and his wife moved from Riverdale, Maryland to Gerrardstown, West Virginia, where he designed and built a passive solar house, obtained a ham radio license (KB3GN), joined the Opequon Radio Society and has won the Master County Hunter award.
George was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary, son George, brothers Keith and Edward, and granddaughter Katrina. Survivor are his brother Paul; sister Cynthia; sister-in-law Bernice; daughter Mary Anne Woodcox (Jerrald); sons William (Carol), David (Nadine) and Wayne (Stella); ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.