Eleanor H. Roberts died on January 30, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was 82.
Born in the Olney section of Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William and Elisabeth Haegele.
She was a Dobbins Avt High School Valedictorian and held various jobs, including working at the Philadelphia Wholesale Drug Co., Springfield Township Schools, stay at home mom and most recently she retired from the Borough of Ambler.
She held an abiding faith and was active in church activities throughout her life at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philadelphia and later at Christ’s Lutheran Church in Oreland. She was a loyal and loving friend to many and had great compassion and love for all animals.
Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Heather Lerch, her husband, Denny and her granddaughter, Mary Elisabeth, as well as several close friends including Alfred S. Roberts. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Anna-Marie Charlotte Lerch.
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service at 1:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Wesley Enhanced Living, 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from noon until the time of the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eleanor’s name may be made to: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 307 West Broadway, New York City, New York 10013 (https://bestfriends.org/donate/make-gift-memory) or: The Angel Garden at Virtua Voorhees 303 Lippincott Drive, 4th Floor. Marlton, NJ 08053 ( https://foundation.virtua.org/angel-garden-make-a-gift) Please designate “The Angel Garden.”