– Kathleen A. Sesera Roberts, 66, passed away Friday, August 2,
2013 with her loving husband by her side. Kathy was born in
Schenectady, daughter of the late George and Jean Sesera, and has
lived in Ravena for 40 years. She was a respiratory therapist and
had worked for St. Clair’s Hospital and Ellis Hospital both in
Schenectady and then for Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Kathy was one of the first unpaid dispatchers for the Ravena
Police and the Ravena Rescue Squad. She was also instrumental in
setting up the dispatch center for the Town of Coeymans and then was
the first paid dispatcher. She was also a volunteer for the
ambulance service for 20 years starting as an EMT and then a
paramedic. Kathy was also a life member of the Ravena Hose Co.
Kathy enjoyed spending time at her camp on the Great Sacandaga
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Bruce E.
Roberts of Ravena; and her canine companions, Mindy, Niki and Lady.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Tuesday, August 6th at the
Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will follow in Sts. Cyril &
Method Cemetery, Rotterdam. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Monday from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of Kathy may be made
to the Ravena Hose Co., 116 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.