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John F. "Jack" McRoberts
John F. “Jack” McRoberts

OCEAN ISLE BEACH — John F. “Jack” McRoberts Jr., 67, died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after playing 18 holes of golf with his buddies. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Evelyn (Pilgrim) and the late John F. McRoberts Sr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Goggins.

Jack attended Duquesne University and retired from the U.S. Secret Service after 20 years of service and relocated to Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., in 1990. Jack was an avid golfer and loved to travel with his wife, Bernice. Jack loved God, his family, his country, golf and his Steelers. He was loved by all who crossed his path and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 45 years, Bernice McRoberts; daughter, Jenny Otto (Darren) of Charlotte, N.C., and son, J.F. (Jay) McRoberts (Erin) of Holly Springs, N.C.; grandchildren, Luke, Maggie and Evie McRoberts; brother, Jerry McRoberts (Gretchen); sister, Nancy Barkand (Tom); and his extended family.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church with inurnment to follow. Friends and family may pay their respects to the family following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Tee of Brunswick County, 445 Tarklin Court, Shallotte, NC 28470; or SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.

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