Posted by Dan Thomas on Apr 20, 2019
Pictured from left Ernie Roberts (son), Gerald Roberts, Carol Timmer ( Rotary emcee and President elect ) and Gloria Roberts
Gerald "Jerry" Roberts, father of 6, grandfather of 15, and
great-grandfather of 12, was recognized as East Jordan's 2019 Father
of the Year by the East Jordan Rotary Club at the 99th Annual Father
Son Banquet held Saturday, April 20.  The award was presented by East
Jordan Rotary Club President-Elect, Carol Timmer.
Jerry's family describes him as a hard working man who was a leader at
the EJ Foundry for over 40 years.  He also did side jobs in his shop
to provide for his growing family, always striving for his children to
have more than he did growing up.  As a father, he took time to
sponsor a baseball team & take them all over the state to compete.  He
would help build floats for the Freedom Festival each year.  He taught
by example to work hard and put your family first.
After retirement, his wife's (Ernestine) MS progressed to the point
that she became wheelchair bound.  She also developed Cancer.  He took
care of her and all her health issues along with keeping the house.
He set aside his dreams of traveling the world to make this happen
without ever complaining.
He continued to care for her 24/7 at home until the day she passed.
He used his actions to show what love and devotion are to his wife,
his children, grand children, and great-grandchildren.
Congratulations to the 2019 East Jordan Father of the Year, Jerry Roberts