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Roberta Ann Pickering

August 26, 1968 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old

Roberta Pickering Obituary

Roberta Ann Pickering, 55, of Lewisburg, passed away due to complications from a stroke on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

She was born August 26, 1968, in Bloomsburg, the daughter of William Henry Rice Jr, of Catawissa, and the late Virginia Lee (Roberts) Rice.

She is predeceased by her one brother, William Charles Rice.

She is survived by her husband Robert Pickering whom she married on June 29, 1991, and together they celebrated 32 years of marriage. She is also survived by her three children, Jiali Pickering, Raymond Young, and Wade Young, all of Lewisburg.

Roberta was a 1986 graduate of Southern Columbia High School and a 1990 graduate of Susquehanna University. Roberta earned her teaching certificate from Susquehanna University in 1991. She earned a Master’s Certificate from the University of Connecticut and later a Master’s Degree from Wilkes University. Roberta was employed by the Lewisburg Area School District where she taught high school English and Theater for 28 years. She directed the High School Fall Play for 14 years. Roberta was also a member of Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg.

Roberta devoted herself to family, friends, and education. One of her biggest passions was cooking and entertaining for her friends and family. She also enjoyed her pets, theater, and reading. Roberta loved teaching her students about English literature. Her classroom door was always open, creating a warm and welcoming environment for her students and colleagues. Roberta was well-known within the community due to her commitment to the Lewisburg School District.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 21 at 1 p.m., with a time of reception following at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third Street Lewisburg, with Rev. Justin Lingenfelter, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Green Dragon Foundation to support the Lewisburg Area High School Fall Play in memoriam of Roberta. Donations can be sent to Green Dragon Foundation, 115 Farley Circle, Suite 306, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or online at

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Street, Lewisburg.

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Memorial Service
October 21, 2023

1:00 PM
Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church
100 S. Third St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837


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