James “Jim Bo” Anthony Roberts

first_imgJames “Jim Bo” Anthony Roberts, age 82, of Delaware, IN passed away on Friday June 19, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born March 28, 1938 in Batesville, Indiana; the son of the late Wayne and Virginia (Benham) Roberts. Jim grew up along with his brothers and sisters on the farm outside of Delaware.Jim attended school in Napoleon and was a graduate of the class of 1956. After graduation from high school, Jim enrolled in school at Purdue University. He, then, proudly served in the United States Army. After his service was complete, he returned home, where his sister would introduce him to Patricia Katzman from Mulberry, Indiana. His life would be changed forever and they were united in marriage on April 17, 1965. Recently they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with 3 children.Jim was well known by the local community. He spent 32 years working for Laughery Valley Ag Co-op. His work years began in the feed mill and ended up managing the farm store. Jim enjoyed attending and supporting his kids and grandkids in whatever event they were participating in. Jim never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with any willing soul. Upon retirement from the Co-Op, Jim spent a few years in the security department at the Versailles State Park.Jim was a lifelong Delaware United Methodist Church, a 50 plus year member of the Masonic Lodge, and member of the Versailles Legion Post.Jim is survived by wife Pat, sons Bill (Debbie) Roberts and Mark (Anne) Roberts, daughter Linda Hoffman, grandchildren; Andi, Crista, James, Nathan, Molly, Elizabeth, and Suzanne, brothers Bill (Virginia) of Vevay, John (Marsha) f Rochester, and David (Linda) of Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Billy Hoffman, and sisters Lois Workman and Laura Lou.Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 23 from 4-7 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 24 at 10 am, with doors opening at 9 am, also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship fund. Online condolences can be left at Nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

WG swimmers beat Auburn; McMahon wins at SCAC meet

first_imgImproving to 3-2-1 on the season, the West Genesee boys swim team traveled to Auburn last Wednesday night and emerged with a 93.5-76.5 victory over the Maroons.Things turned in the Wildcats’ favor when it won four consecutive races, starting in the 200-yard individual medley, where Keegan Scharoun prevailed in two minutes, 15.88 seconds.Then WG pulled off a couple of top-three sweeps. In the 50 freestyle, Nate Long took first place in 25.24 seconds, with Nolan Meritt second (26.23) and Greg Fey third (26.30).Ryan McMahon got his turn winning the 100 butterfly in 1:03.67 over Aidan Sperduti (1:06.14) and Cameron Chao (1:06.86), with Chao also finishing third in the 200 IM.Alex Shuron needed 53.76 seconds to prevail in the 100 freestyle, with Chase Foresti second (56.91) before Scharoun returned and beat the field in the 500 freestyle in 5:29.28.To close out the meet, McMahon, Chao, Shuron and Scharoun swam the 400 freestyle relay in 3:44.06, this after Shuron, Sperduti, Foresti and Dan Lounsberry swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:44.50.From there, WG traveled to Nottingham Friday for the Salt City Athletic Conference championships, where the big highlight was seeing McMahon go 1:01.71 to pull away and win the 100 breaststroke, more than two seconds ahead of Fulton’s Mark Tallents (1:04.07) in second place.Shuron finished fourth in the 100 butterfly in 57.45 seconds as McMahon got fifth place in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.55, with Scharoun eighth in 1:57.86 to go with a 10th in the 100 freestyle.In the 400 freestyle relay, WG was third as Scharoun, Shuron, McMahon and Nate Long finished in 3:40.85. Shuron, Scharoun, McMahon and Chao were fourth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:35.16.Representing Westhill, Vince Tarolli beat the field in the 100 freestyle, his time of 48.85 seconds nearly a full second ahead of Oswego’s Casey DeLapp and Baldwinsville’s Bailey Ludden, both of whom posted 49.67. Tarolli also claimed third place in the 200 freestyle in 1:48.57, two spots ahead of McMahon.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: swimmingWest Geneseelast_img read more