Gwilym R. Roberts

January 23, 1917
- May 10, 2005

FARMINGTON - Gwilym R. Roberts, 88, one of Maine's best-known college professors and public speakers for many years, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at his home in Farmington. For more than 60 years, he was closely associated with the college which is now the University of Maine at Farmington. He was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Brownville, the son of William and Grace (Griffith) Roberts. He is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Patricia Keith Roberts of Farmington; and by five daughters, Beth Roberts of Albany, N.Y., Janet Roberts of Brunswick, Megan Roberts of Farmington, Sara Roberts of Farmington, Meredith Roberts of Bristol, Vt., and her fiancee, Jeff Rehbach, of Cornwall, Vt.; two granddaughters, Rachelle Pean and Seikah Raye Turner Roberts; a brother, Paul Roberts and his wife, Ruth, of Freeport, Fla.; one niece and four nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Constance Sawtell of Brownville. Those who desire may give gifts in his memory to the Gwilym R. Roberts International Study Scholarship Fund, care of Ferro Alumni House, 242 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938.


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