Roberta A. Hankamer, 75, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, June 10, 2013, in her home.
She was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Sandusky, the daughter of Robert Paul and Ann Elizabeth (Baughman) Hankamer, D.D.S.
She was a graduate of Denison University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English with Honors, in 1959; a Masters of Science in Education in College Student Personnel Work, from Indiana University in 1974; Masters of Science in Library Science, from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., in 1974.
While in college, she worked for the radio station WLEC, in Sandusky, as a continuity writer for eight summers. She went on to be the head librarian at the Grand Lodge of Masons Massachusetts, A.F.& A.M. Library, from 1971 until 1989. Prior to that, from 1965 until 1971 she was Dean of Students at Bryant & Stratton Junior College of Business in Boston.
Roberta, in her earlier days, enjoyed birding, genealogy research and sailing. She was a life member of Mensa, life member of Martha Pitkin Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for 48 years, Sandusky, and a Regent from 2000-2002, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Women, and the Who's Who in Library and Information Services.
She is survived by her cousins, John (Sylvia) Piper, Ph.D. of Bowling Green, Ohio, and the Rev. Dr. Dean (Peg) Piper of The Villages, Fla.
At her request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held graveside at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Oakland Cemetery Columbarium, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Back To The Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824, or to one's favorite charity.
Arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Roberta's family at davidfkoch.com.