Funeral Held May 14 For Charles Roberts III

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Glen Ridge police officer and former Livingston resident Charles Edward Roberts III, 45, of Glen Ridge, died May 11 of complications related to COVID-19. He was 45 years old.

Officer Roberts grew up in Livingston and, after graduating from Livingston High School in 1992, worked at DuBrow’s Garden Center. Mr. Roberts served the Glen Ridge Police Department for 20 years, starting in 2000 as a dispatcher. He was currently the most senior patrol officer in the department and had been a DARE/LEAD officer, a Special Olympics torch run participant, and a bicycle officer.

Officer Roberts is survived by his wife, Alice (née Baker) and three children, Shea, 15, Natalie, 12, and Gavin, ten. Also surviving are his parents, Dotty and “Ned” (Charles Edward Roberts Jr.) of Waretown; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Paul Baker of Glen Ridge; his sister, Kara Brennan of Millington; and his former brother-in-law, Christian Brennan of Gillette.

Funeral arrangements were by the Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Bloomfield. A funeral service was held Thursday, May 14, in front of Glen Ridge Borough Hall. The funeral service was also livestreamed on the “Borough of Glen Ridge, New Jersey” Facebook Page.

A private cremation followed the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations be made to the Steven Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation ( or the Glen Ridge PBA Local 58 Roberts Fund, P.O. Box 61, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.

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