Reminder: Walter Roberts remembrance activities scheduled for May 15

Walter M. Roberts at Botanical Gardens, Jan 2015
Walter Roberts at Botanical Gardens, Jan 2015

Dr. Walter Melvin Roberts III, a classics scholar and all-around good guy, died on August 29, 2021. Walter is survived by his brother Anthony, extended family, and many close friends who were like family. Aged 62, Walter passed from heart failure suddenly in his home in Detroit, Michigan, where he was born and raised. He was also a regular in Polebridge, Montana. A professor of Greek and Latin, Walter discovered Polebridge around 1985 as a place of solitude, study, teaching, and community. He loved jumping in the North Fork, exploring the environs, and cycling to Bowman and Kintla. Several times, he MC’ed Polebridge’s famous 4th-of-July parade. North Forkers read and discussed the classics with Walter, whose laugh and smile were welcoming and infectious.

A celebration of Walter’s life is planned for Sunday, May 15, 2022 . . .

There will be a reading of Plato’s Symposium at 9:30am at the North Fork Hostel. Please RSVP to Randi Rognlie ( if you plan to attend this event.

A Walter Roberts Memorial is scheduled for 1:00pm at Sondreson Hall.  Share stories, pictures, & memories of our friend & scholar.  A main dish will be provided. Bring a side or dessert to share. Contact Randi Rognlie ( if you have any questions.