Philip C. “Gee” Roberts ’47

Philip C. “Gee” Roberts ’47 died September 21, 2014, at his home in Fort Fairfield. He was born on June 13, 1925, in Fort Fairfield and prepared for college at Fort Fairfield High School and Mount Hermon High School. He attended Bowdoin and the University of Miami before graduating from Occidental College in 1950. He earned a law degree from St. John’s University in 1953. After passing the bar exam, he moved back to Fort Fairfield to practice law with his father at their law firm, Roberts & Roberts, where he worked for more than fifty years. He served as town moderator for seven years, on the Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce (as its president in 1957), director of the local Red Cross, five years on the local school board, ten on the Fort Fairfield Planning Board, and was a member and contributor to the Fort Fairfield Historical Society. He also served as the presiding judge of the Fort Fairfield Municipal Court from 1960 to1964 and as chairman of the Fort Fairfield Public Library Board of Trustees for nineteen of the twenty years he served on the board. He was an original member of the board of directors of the Francis Malcolm Science Center, where he served on the board for more than twenty years. In 2007, he was honored as Fort Fairfield’s “Citizen of the Year.” He was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fort Fairfield. He is survived by sons Phil D. and Steve P. Roberts; two daughters, Joan E. Neptune and Jean C. Roberts; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased in 1997 by his wife of forty-three years, Joan Palmer Roberts; a brother, David G. Roberts, Esq. ’49; and a sister, Sarah Trafton Roberts Christopherson.