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The Suburbanite
  • Former Lake board member Roberts dies at 53

  • Former Lake Local Board of Education member Cindy Roberts died at home Wednesday morning.


    She was 53. Roberts is survived by her husband, Sam, and a son, Kevin, who is in the U.S. Navy.

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  • Former Lake Local Board of Education member Cindy Roberts died at home Wednesday morning.
    She was 53. Roberts is survived by her husband, Sam, and a son, Kevin, who is in the U.S. Navy.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.
    Roberts was appointed to the board in January 2008 after working for The Suburbanite newspaper in Green, where she wrote about school issues. She did not run for election in November 2009 because of her health.
    She was appointed to the board to fill the seat vacated by Mary Olson, who resigned after being elected to serve on the Stark County Educational Service Center board.
    Roberts worked as an administrator for Springfield Township in Summit County, and also had worked for the Ohio Christian Education Association and as a free-lance writer.
    She served as a volunteer volleyball coach, football team supporter, and as a Lake Local Athletic Boosters Auction chairman.