Elizabeth “Beth” M. Roberts


Elizabeth “Beth” M. Roberts, 68, of Dolgeville, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, May 21, 2021, at Foltsbrook Center in Herkimer, New York.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1953, in Granville, New York, and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Miriam (Williams) Roberts. Beth was educated at Granville Central School District and graduated with the class of 1971. She then went on to further her studies at SUNY Cobleskill, graduating in 1973. She finished her studies at SUNY Oswego where she graduated in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in education.

Beth began her teaching career in 1976 at Dolgeville Central School. During her many years of her dedicated teaching career, Beth engaged in several volunteer roles at DCS as well as in her community. She was past president of the Dolgeville Teacher’s Association, a New York State United Teachers delegate, past member of the Dolgeville Public Library board and past member of the Dolgeville Historical Society, serving 10 years as its secretary. Beth will be fondly remembered by her students as “Miss Roberts” and had a profound impact on the lives of those she cared for and taught. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and her Dolgeville Central School District community.

She is survived by her brothers William and Donna Roberts of Bethesda, Maryland, and Raymond and Diana Roberts of Kingsport, Tennessee, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf St., Dolgeville, New York. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, at 1 p.m. at Mettawee Valley Cemetery in Granville, New York. All are welcome to attend.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Foltsbrook Center for the compassion and care they showed to Beth during her stay.

Please consider memorial contributions to Dolgeville Teachers Association Scholarship Fund c/o Brandy Mosenthin, 1593 McKoons Rd., Richfield Springs, NY 13439; 38 Slawson St., Dolgeville, NY 13329; the Dolgeville-Manheim Public Library, 24 N. Main St., Dolgeville, NY 13329; or the Dolgeville-Manheim Historical Society, 74 S. Main St., Dolgeville, NY 13329.

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