Joel John Roberts, born in Eureka, April 16, 1939. Peaceful passing May 9, 2023 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Joel was a local longshoreman for 35 years in Eureka local 14, until he retired.

Survived by his wife of 63 years, Priscilla Ramsey Roberts, grandson Mathew John Roberts and Mathew’s sons Darian and Bentley; his sister Roseann Straw and her daughter Jeannie Rush of Mad River; cousins Wesley Fulton of Arcata and his sister Titia Fulton, of Campbell, Calif.

He was preceded in death my his parents, Albert and Kathleen Johnson Roberts and two sons, Kenneth and Dennis Roberts.

Mathew recently married Jessica Roberts and became stepfather to Jessica’s four daughters. Finally, girls in the family. 

Visitation is on Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2 p.m. at Paul’s Chapel in Arcata. Sorry for the lateness of this timing. Private burial Ocean View Cemetery.

Give our boys a hug. I love you, Priscilla.


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