Obituary: Samuel A. Roberson


Samuel A. Roberson, 76, Westfield, died Sept. 28. He was born May 5, 1939 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Robert and Mary (Anderson) Roberson. In 1989, he married Penelope Roberson.

Samuel was a graduate of Plainfield High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and his PhD in art history from Yale University. Samuel retired as an art historian and a professor of art history at the Herron School of Art at IUPUI after 30 years of service.

Samuel was active with the Hamilton County Artists Association and the Indiana Historic Preservation.

He is survived by his wife; three children, Peter (Anje) Roberson, Sarah (Josh) Kaminker and Joe (Tree) Rudy; six grandchildren, Carolyn, Isabella, Mira, Hannah, Aubrey and Max; and a cousin, Carol Anderson.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Road, Noblesville. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hamilton County Artist Association.

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