We at Wickliff Auctioneers are saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of our friend and client, Sam Roberson. The text of Sam’s obituary from the Indianapolis Star is below.

Samuel A. Roberson, 76, of Westfield, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015. Samuel 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 then 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, Penelope Roberson; 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 held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Road, Noblesville. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hamilton County Artist Association. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=175994926#sthash.4r77WzIB.dpuf