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Harry Roberts, 71 – Brought Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck to Schuylkill County

Harry W. Roberts, 71, of Pottsville passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest surrounded by his wife and friend.

Born in Pottsville on September 4, 1948, he was the son of the late Harry and Katherine (Brennan) Roberts.

He retired from Brush Wellman Inc., Shoemakersville as an extrusion operator.

Harry enjoyed fixing older TVs and working on electronics. He was the owner of Harry’s TV Repair in Palo Alto and he was also the original owner of the Mr. Softee Ice Cream Truck. He was responsible for bringing the truck to Schuylkill County.

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He also owned the former Downtown Dairy which was located in downtown Pottsville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Roberts and brother, Thomas Roberts.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Roberts; sons, Harry Jr. and Matthew Roberts; daughter, Francine Roberts; and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Sharon Roberts, Katherine Chaklos wife of Joe, John Roberts, Richard Roberts husband of Linda, Cindy Pappas wife of Demetrius; and family friend, Carol Martin.

Funeral Services will be private and have been entrusted to Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville.

Please visit to leave a condolence for the Roberts family.

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