November 8, 1946 ~ December 21, 2008
Irondequoit: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at age 62. She is predeceased by her father, Bernard C. Coons, Sr. Roberta is survived by her mother, Helen M. Coons; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew & Jessica Phillips; grandson, Thomas Bernard Phillips; one grandchild on the way; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard Jr. & Berhe Coons, William & Leslee Coons and Christopher & Sue Ellyn Coons, sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ellen & Ken Gauntlett, Susan Goodwin, Beth & Phil Jerzak and Coleen & Jim Zingaro; aunts, Jennie Coons and Kathleen Cole; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; many supportive friends. Roberta is retired from the Rochester City School District and a proud teacher at School 39. In Roberta’ s memory, “pay it forward”. Friends may call Friday, December 26th, 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. A Celebration of Roberta’s Life will be held, Saturday, December 27th, 10 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, (www.CurePC.org) 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 in her memory.