In Memory

John Robarts - Class Of 1965

Deceased Classmate: John Edward Robarts
Date Of Birth: 10-24-1946
Date Deceased: 06-17-2012
Age at Death: 66
Cause of Death:
Classmate City:
Classmate State:
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Navy
Survived By:

John Edward Robarts of Sylvania died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. He was the son of the late Edward Watson and Elizabeth Bemis Robarts of Sylvania. John was born on October 24, 1946, in Hibbing, Minnesota. He was a class of 1965 graduate of Riviera Beach High School of Florida. He was a petty officer third class in the Navy from 1967 to 1971, being stationed on aircraft carriers and destroyers as a navigator. Following his service, he received an associate's degree in mechanical engineering in Charleston, S.C. Later, he went on to complete courses in computer drafting and spent 25 years in marine design. He moved to Georgia and spent his last years in Sylvania. Surviving is his mother, Betty Robarts of Sylvania; two sisters and brother-in-law, Sarah Robarts of Sylvania and Polly and Sal Nicosia of Springville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Screven Chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Karen Zeigler officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Friends may sign the online register book at Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.Statesboro Herald, June 29, 2012Sign the Legacy online guestbook at