John A. Roberts died Nov. 12, 2021, at Redlands Community Hospital.
John was born May 24, 1944, and raised in San Bernardino. John attended Colton Elementary, Colton Junior High, Colton Union High School and earned his associate of arts degree at San Bernardino Valley College.
John served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and was stationed at the Panama Canal.
John began his Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) instructor career at San Bernardino Valley College and then that expanded to Riverside Community College, Victor Valley College, College of the Desert, and eventually made his way back to San Bernardino Valley College in his last five years of teaching. He so enjoyed teaching that he wanted to do it until the Lord took him home.
John is survived by his wife, Diane Roberts of 35 years and resided in Yucaipa for the last 22 years. John has three brothers; Lynn Roberts, Ronald Roberts (late), Bruce Roberts, one sister; Sheryl Danyluk, one daughter; Rebecca Dunlap, three sons; Richard Roberts, Scott Roberts, and Jerrod Roberts.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at Weaver - Hughes Mortuary, 33629 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, with a committal service to follow at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, at 1:30 p.m.