The Life of John C. Robertson

John Cargill Robertson, 60, of Albany Township, died suddenly in the Emergency Department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken while volunteering with the Kempton Historical Society. John was a loving father, son, and brother who valued his family and brought passion to all of his endeavors. Born in New Rochelle, New York, he was a son of Susan (Ryan) Robertson, Kempton, and the late Chester J. Robertson, Jr.  Mr. Robertson was a member of Kempton New Church, Kempton, where he was former treasurer; John was currently serving as treasurer of the Old School Village project. John was a 1979 graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown. He was employed for over 35 years with Unisys, headquartered in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, last serving as accounting/financial manager, until his retirement in 2015.  A clarinetist, John was a member of Pioneer Band, Macungie Band, Sanibel Island Band, Fort Myers Band, Antebellum Marine Band, and Recordante Recorder Group. Mr. Robertson was the historian for Albany Township Historical Society. 

He is survived by a Son, Alexander R. Robertson, fiancé of, Alessandra O. Karpowicz, Philadelphia. Other survivors include two brothers, Douglas A., husband of, Zanna A. (Alden) Robertson; and James M., husband of, Cheryl L. (Angstadt) Robertson, both of Kempton; and his former wife, Rebecca S. "Becky" Robertson, Allentown. John is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. John and his family graciously gave the "Gift of Life" by consenting to organ and tissue donation following his death, in hopes that something positive may come from his sudden passing.

A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 from Kempton New Church, 583 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, with The Reverend Brett D. Buick, officiating. There will be visitation for relatives and friends in the church from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Inurnment in Kempton New Church Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in John's memory to Albany Township Historical Society, P.O. Box 95, Kempton, PA 19529, Macungie Band P.O. Box 201, Macungie, PA 18062, or Pioneer Band of Allentown, P.O. Box 1613, Allentown, PA 18105. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories, photos, and condolences may be shared at

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Always Smiling

So sorry to hear and condolences to the family.  Our world is much emptier without this sweet loving soul.  Always a smile on his face.  Class of '75

Posted by Brenda (Scheirer) B on 4/18/2018

Farmhouse Family Host

My heart is so sad and condolences from ex-cousins Pat and sons Chad and Todd.

Memories of visits to your PA home, hikes on Pinnacle, fun times with your dogs Amos and Andy, and good food from your garden cooked to perfection. May your family be comforted at this time by the many friends you made in your earthly home. 

Posted by Patricia ( on 4/18/2018