Maryland Turfgrass Professionals morn the passing of Eugene "Gene" Roberts, Jr.

24 Apr 2020 6:28 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

Attention All Members of the MTC,

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of Eugene "Gene" Bowie Roberts, Jr. (October 16, 1939 - April 18, 2020).

Gene was honored to have been involved in the Maryland Turfgrass Association representing Fairwood Turf Farm, serving the entire turfgrass industry as a member of the Maryland Turfgrass Council Board as a Directors, and was one of the early Turfgrass Representatives on the Maryland Agriculture Commission.
As a member of what ever organization he was involved in, Gene always provide an insightful and beneficial decisions, thoughts and actions.
Gene was a good friend to the Turfgrass industry and was friends with his fellow Turfgrass Professionals, even his competition.

A small private family service is planned for Tuesday, April 28. A "Celebration of Life" will occur once it is safe together.

Condolences by e-mail may be sent to Gene's lovely wife Lynn Roberts at Or his daughter Anne C.B. Roberts at

Cards and U.S. Mail can be sent to 4700 Old Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

The Maryland Turfgrass Council      P.O. Box 389, St. Michaels, MD 21663   Phone: (443) 742-6618       

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