Our family is saddened to announce the passing of James Gary Roberts this Saturday, September 17th, 2022. Gary, a resident of Rockton, was born on September 6th, 1956 in Asheville, NC. Gary lived in Chicago, IL and Carpentersville, IL before moving to Rockton, IL. Gary passed away at home surrounded by family.\n\nGary is predeceased by his Mother, Bernice Rose, Step-Father, Billy Jo Rose, Sr., and Brother, Billy Jo Rose, Jr.\n\nGary is survived by his Wife, Helen (Konopotski) Roberts, Daughter, Rebecca (Seth) Sweeney, Son, Jacob (Jamise) Roberts, Grand-Daughter, Jemma Roberts, Brother, Rick (Jodi) Roberts, and Sister-in-Law, Cheryl (Donald) Hebert.\n\nGary was a long-time employee of A.B. Dick Company, located in Niles, IL.\n\nGary loved spending time with family, watching Chicago Bears Football, working in his garage, and taking care of his home and yard. Gary loved his dogs, Piper and Kai, and is now with his beloved dogs Lulu and Sarah.\n\nA private ceremony will be held for immediate family. Cremation Rites to be Accorded, with final resting place to be Rockton Township Cemetery.\n\nIn lieu of flowers please consider donation to Transplant Clinic, UW Hospital 600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792 or Winnebago County Animal Services 4517 North Main St. Rockford, IL 61103 in Gary's name.