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Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts, 98, of Boca Raton, Fla., died June 2, 2017.

Mr. Roberts was the cofounder of Roberts, Walsh & Company and the Roberts-Walsh Business School, and partner to John Walsh. Both men were well-known court reporters throughout the state before forming the school in Newark in 1950. The school trained and supplied court reporters for the New Jersey court system for many years. They also authored the Roberts-Walsh Court Reporting Course published by Prentice-Hall of Upper Saddle River, which remains on the National Court Reporters Association’s recommended list.

He was a two-term president of the NJ Court Reporters Association and was named its Man of the Year in 1965. He was similarly honored by being named a Fellow of the National Court Reporters Association.

He served in the armed forces during World War II as a Warrant Officer with the Inspector General’s Department of the Ninth Army Headquarters throughout the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal while stationed in Germany.

He was a founder of Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim of Linden, now in Cranford.

Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Elaine G., in 1995, he is survived by his wife, Grace; his daughter, Susan E. (Theodore Waite) of San Francisco; his son, James P. (Mary Ellen) of Warren; and a granddaughter.

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