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John Roberts Jr.

John Franklin Roberts Jr., a Catholic, died Sept. 19. He was 92.

Mr. Roberts was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Seattle to John Franklin Robison Roberts and Dorothy Francoeur Roberts. He graduated from Lincoln High School, and University of Portland in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree. He served during World War II. He earned a master’s degree from Western Washington University in 1974 and went on to teach foreign languages at various Oregon high schools; Lake Oswego, Astoria, Pendleton and Medford. He retired from teaching in 1976 and spent the next years renovating homes.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Helen Beal Roberts; daughters, Diane Roberts Wilson and Joenine Roberts; son, Christopher James Roberts; and six grandchildren.

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