Obituary of Roberta Keller Fetzner
Roberta Keller Fetzner, 73, of Silver Creek, NY passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023 at her home with her family at her side.
She was born on January 7, 1950 in Queens, NY the daughter of the late Murray and Lillian (nee Wilkinson) Keller. On June 10, 2017 she married Edward G. Fetzner in Fredonia, NY.
Roberta went to high school in Long Island, NY, she continued her education at SUNY Fredonia earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. She was the Executive Director of Chautauqua Opportunities for Development , Inc. in Dunkirk, NY from 2002 to the present.
Roberta was a fierce advocate for vulnerable people. She expanded housing opportunities and home ownership options for low – income residents. She was nationally recognized for her anti-poverty model helping disadvantaged individuals.
Her professional affiliations were NYS Community Action Assoc. Board of Directors (former vice-president), member of WCA Board of Directors, Fredonia Kiwanis Club, NYS Child Care Coordinating Council Board of Directors and former vice-president of the Jamestown Rotary.
In her free time she was a diehard Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed traveling, all types of music and boating. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Roberta is survived by her beloved husband Edward G. Fetzner; a loving daughter and son, Jessica (Tim)Fenchel of Harleysville, PA and Matthew Lundgren of Raleigh, NC; three cherished grandchildren, Hayley, Brooke and Izaiah Fenchel; two brothers, David (Dolores) Keller of Frederick, MD and Martin (Linda) Keller of VA; a step-son, James (Bridget) Fetzner of Wattsburg, PA.
Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, NY on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 4-7 PM, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM. Burial will be private in the Erie County Memorial Gardens, Erie, Pa.
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