Donald “Donnie” Roberts

June 18, 2021 West Grove, PA Incredible Husband, Brother, Uncle and Friend

Donald “Donnie” Roberts, age 77 of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2021 after a heroic 10-year battle with lung cancer. Donald was the husband of Linda (Picciano) Roberts, with whom he shared over 50 years of love and marriage.

Born 1944 in Lancaster, PA, Donald was the son of the late Charles Arthur Roberts and the late Jeanette (Musser) Roberts.

In addition to his wife, Linda, Donald is survived by his sister, Sondra “Sandi” Waibel; his loving nieces, Suzanne Plunkett, Wendy Fries, Pauline Waibel and especially, Lisa Soto and her husband Ike Soto, who have been a source of strength throughout this difficult time; his goddaughter, Courtney Casale Angerstein; 5 grandnieces and 2 grandnephews; and 2 great grandnieces and 4 great grandnephews. Linda would like to thank all of Don’s friends for their love and support, especially Marc and Nancy Simmons.

Donald was retired from U.S. Air after 25 years of service. He enjoyed working as a golf ranger at Springfield Country Club and Loch Nairn Country Club. Donald also served our country as a member of the United States Navy for 4 years.

Don was an avid golfer who also enjoyed traveling, cars, motorcycles, Nascar, football, puzzling, cards and Rummikub. Donald was an optimistic man; he always had a smile and never a complaint. The love and kindness Don brought to the world will be truly missed.

A reception of remembrance will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to Penn Medicine Hospice, PO Box 824406, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4406.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home. To share condolences with Don’s family, please visit

Memorial Donations

Penn Medicine Hospice

PO Box 824406
Philadelphia, PA 19182-4406


Reception of Remembrance

To be held at a future date


  1. Donnie was one of the good guys, always a smile and so very kind. May he Rest In Peace
    Chris (Fazio) Powell
    Class of 1962

    Chris Powell | June 30, 2021 at 3:28 PM
  2. I grew up across the street from Donnie (Southview Ave). Many wonderful days romping around with Donnie and the “Hill Boys”.
    My condolences to Linda and the family. Donnie was a great friend and wonderful person. Rest in Peace. Ted Hazlett Jr- Wilmington, De.

    theodore hazlett jr | June 23, 2021 at 11:19 AM
  3. Donnie was a classmate and childhood friend. My most sincere condolences for your loss.

    Harry E. Vanden, Ph.D.

    Harry E. Vanden | June 23, 2021 at 10:04 AM
  4. My wife Clé and I offer our sincere condolences to Linda and the entire Roberts family. I knew Donnie since around 1953. As youngsters, we had many wonderful games with neighborhood kids on Southview Avenue where he and his family lived. We were 1962 classmates and played on the Kennett HS soccer team together. Since Clé and I lived far from The Kennett area, we did not see Linda and Donnie as often as we liked. But we always had a great time when we were able to get together. Donnie we will miss you.
    John and Clémence Palcso

    John Palcso | June 22, 2021 at 5:28 PM
  5. Sincere condolences to Donnie’s family.
    Fond memories of Donnie in high school.
    We played soccer together as Blue Demons!!
    Rest in peace my friend.

    Joe Donohoe | June 22, 2021 at 1:21 PM
  6. Richard Marple So very sore for you loss.

    Richard Marple | June 21, 2021 at 7:03 PM
  7. May you Rest In Peace
    You should put up a good fight and will
    Be sadly missed
    I remember when I was in your wedding
    That was over 50 years ago
    Your dear friend to both you & Linda
    Susan Egan


    Susan Egan | June 21, 2021 at 6:54 PM

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