March 7, 1949 - May 9, 2022
Stephen M. Roberts (Lt. Col. USAF ret.) was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Over the next 17 years, he moved several times. Stephen graduated from high school in Montgomery AL in 1966 and attended the USAF Academy graduating with the class of 1970. He was assigned to the 390th TFS, Danang AB, RVN in Mar 1972 and was transferred to the 435th TFS Ubon RTAB, Thailand in July 1972 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism in combat. While on temporary duty in Adana, Turkey, he met Norma Piacenza, “AKA Pizza,” an elementary school teacher from Chicago IL who was in Turkey to teach dependent children of Air Force personnel. They married in October 1974. After a lengthy career as an Air Force Officer, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993. Having settled in Redlands in 1990, Stephen then became a mathematics teacher at Cajon High School which he retired from in 2012. In order to keep himself busy, Steve enjoyed being a member of the Kiwanis Club of Redlands, MOAA, the American Legion Post #106, and his true passion of the Senior Bridge Club at the Redlands Joslyn Center. Stephen also spent his remaining years traveling the world with his beloved wife visiting the few countries the Air Force did not send him to. Steve is survived by his wife Norma, his son Jeffrey, his Daughter-in-law Emily, and his grandson Blake. A viewing will be held on May 24th at the Cortner Chapel at 221 Brookside Ave, Redlands CA and internment at the Riverside National Cemetery May 25th. In lieu of flowers his family requests that donations be made to the MOAA scholarship fund, and the Kiwanis Foundation.
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