Thomas Tucker Roberts of Goshen, NY, a service technician for JLL, Inc at IBM, Poughkeepsie, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at home. He was 72.
Husband of the late Jackie McCloud Roberts, Tom was the second child of the late Charles Edward Roberts & Janet Katherine Lashells Roberts, he was born on April 4, 1949 in Plainfield, NJ.
During the Vietnam era, Tom served his country by working as an orderly at a VA Home. There he met the love of his life and future wife Jackie. His love for Jackie extended to his love of and role of Pop to John, James and Jeff. Tom played a significant role in the lives of the grandchildren and enriched their lives.
Tom always looked forward to taking his family to the Jersey shore where he would spend time relaxing and enjoy his favorite sport of surf fishing.
Tom was considered a renaissance man. His interest and knowledge of art, literature, classical music and history were well known. He, himself, was an accomplished artist.
He annoyed his family when he corrected their grammar. However, he was dedicated to them and his father as he traveled 60 miles every Saturday to play poker with them.
Most importantly he knew how to quietly make people happy. Maybe he just wore out his heart with his kindness to family and friends.
He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey McCloud; James McCloud & John McCloud IV; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. 5 siblings, Charles Roberts Jr.; Elizabeth Wojcio; William Roberts; Jeffery Roberts and David Roberts; along with numerous, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was loved by all.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 23rd from 1-3pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921.
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