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Obituary: Ralph Roberts, Active Community Theater Member

Ralph owned a progressive health food store in Wilmette in the early 2000s.

Courtesy of Donnellan Family Funeral Services

Ralph E. R. Roberts, age 50 of Wilmette, IL, died suddenly on April 13, 2013.

He was born in Peoria, IL to Stewart and Barbara Roberts, and graduated from St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana. He received his BA from the University of Michigan. Ralph began his career in the film editing business in Chicago, but spent most of his working life in the Public Relations business.

For a short period of time in the early 2000’s, he had a progressive health food store on Central Ave. in Wilmette.

A resident of Wilmette for 19 years, Ralph was very active in the community theater, performing in numerous shows at the summer theater in Gilson Park. He also enjoyed many other outside interests, including golf, sailing, tennis, water skiing, biking, photography, and cooking.

He loved and adored his family, and is survived by his wife Cathy Shaw, his son, Will, and his daughter Caroline; step son Jack Pabich and he is also survived by his father, his two brothers, Stewart and Alexander,his sister Elizabeth and former wife Laura Roberts. 

A memorial service is set for April 17 at noon at the Donnellan Family Funeral Services in Skokie. 

Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association.

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