Olin Daniel Roberts III
July 20, 1952 - April 28, 2012
Oscar was brought into this world on July 20, 1952 in San Diego, California and was laid to rest April 28, 2012 at the age of 59, here in his hometown with his friends & family by his side.
He will be deeply missed by his daughter's Rachel Roberts, Kiersten Pinard, family and dear friends. The world is a brighter & better place because he was with us. A ladies man, a man's man, a wonderful reliable friend to all, and the most loving father a daughter could ask for.
Oscar lived his life in a most admirable way. He lived it his way. He lived free, with his beard blowing in the wind, appreciating all the beauty of this world. He lived honorable, caring for all people and all our furry little creatures. He treated everyone as someone special, never judging others, never hurtful to others, and always there for anyone in need at the drop of a dime.
He spent most of his life as a truck driver, and he enjoyed his work right up till the end. But his true passion will forever tattoo our local raceways, he was referred to as "THE DAGO FLASH". Oscar built & raced rods & cycles perpetuating the Fireball legacy his passion was inherited by his offspring, who now rides the roads of freedom in his memory.
His knowledge & expertise on the subject is unsurpassed. He loved to teach and share his knowledge & didn't mind dirtying his hands doing it. His need for speed and gift for building bike's was passed on to him by his loving late father Olin Daniel Roberts II.
But to really see Oscar's eye's and soul light up was to see how he looked at his baby girls. His warm eye's and heart looked so proud every time.
He taught his oldest daughter Rachel how to ride a Harley, something she shared the same passion for. They road together like pea's and carrots, both with a Big'Ol ear to ear grins. Soaking up the sun, surroundings, and each others company. Soul fuel powering an amazing bond.
With his youngest daughter he shared his love for anything that went fast, his passion for racing, riding, and building, and his enthusiasm for some good ole rock and roll. He gave her the gift of unconditional love, a shoulder to cry on, directions when she was lost, a surplus of wise cracks, and a lifetime of memories. As she said to him when she was a little girl, "this is your Panhead, this is your Shovelhead, and I am my dad's Knucklehead". She hopes to pass down his joys and passions, as he would himself, to her future Knucklehead.
Oscar lived a full & loving life bringing joy, laughter & happiness to all who had the pleasure of his company. Truly a special, tender soul. One of gods most special creations. He certainly will be missed, morned and celebrated. This you would know if you had the pleasure of his acquaintance. We will love and remember Oscar forever!
Funeral Services are schedule for Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Legacy Funeral Chapel, 7043 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942 followed with a committal service at 1:00 PM at the Alpine Cemetery, 2495 W. Victoria Drive, Alpine CA 91901