Carl Thomas “Fireball” Roberts, 81, of Fulton, (Granby), passed away on Saturday September 10, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY. Born in the town of Steuben, Oneida County, NY on August 25, 1935. He was a graduate of Holland Patent School, and later an Army veteran.
“Fireball” was a heavy equipment operator for Upstate NY Operating Engineers Local Union 158
District 545, in Cicero, NY. For over 20 years he was on job sites for the Santaro Industries,
Inc.. He was a member of the American Legion in East Syracuse. “Fireball” was inducted
into the Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 40 years, Maureen (Woods) Roberts; a son, Carl T. Roberts
of Plattsburgh; two step-sons, William Timmons of Kirkville, and Timothy Timmons of
Tobyhanna, PA; two daughters, Alice Lavien of Plattsburgh; and Sherry Ellis of Redfield;
several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother George Roberts of Remsen.
Calling hours are on Friday September 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon. Funeral service
will be at noon following the calling hours, with Deacon Frank Forish officiating, all in the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.