Sylvia “Sis,” “M” and “Nana” Dillon Roberts, 71, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in her home, surrounded by loved ones.
She was born May 15, 1941, in Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y., to Sylvia and Jeremiah Dillon.
Sylvia was a lifelong educator, an avid tennis player, a caring mother and a devoted grandmother. She was an involved member of the communities she lived in, whether it was Manasota Key, Fla., the Pocono Lake Preserve in the Pennsylvania area, the Adirondacks in New York, or Garrison, N.Y., where she raised her children.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Henry B. Roberts Jr.; children, John B. Roberts, Mary E. Roberts, Laura Y. Roberts, Isabel R. Corbin, Samantha R. Strife and William D. Roberts; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Matthew Dillon and Bill Dillon.
A memorial service will be held in her honor in Garrison. In lieu of flowers, please give donations in her name to Hospice organizations, specifically to Tidewell Venice Hospice House, 210 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293.
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.