Obituary of Mary Kay Roberto
Mary Kay Roberto, 77, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023.
Mary Kay was born on July 26, 1946 to Antoinette and John Valsoano in Rock Island, IL. She was a graduate of Rock Island High School and received a degree in Mathematics from Augustana College where she was Phi Beta Kappa.
Mary Kay’s first job was with the Rock Island Arsenal, where she was member of the team that designed a gun platform that allowed tanks to fire in any direction regardless of their path. Her next job was with RCA where she was part of a team that designed a protective cover for the camera used on the second lunar landing mission allowing it to re-enter the atmosphere at high temperatures. From there Mary Kay went to work for University Computing Co. as a Major Account Manager taking her from NJ to Dallas where she met her husband Matt. Mary Kay was recruited to manage the US operations for KVS, an early email archiving software company. She then became a General Manager of US operations for Mimecast, finishing her work career as the CEO for Akaibu.
Mary Kay was an elder at First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth. She volunteered extensively with Community Crossroads, a mission outreach center, and the Christmas Toy Store benefiting children in the Community Crossroads programs. She was also an active member of the Ft. Worth Women’s Club and the past president of the 93 Club. In her spare time, Mary Kay loved to play tennis and the piano.
Mary Kay was preceded in death by her parents and her sister JoAnn Rice.
Survivors: Husband of 44 years, Matt Roberto; daughter, Katherine Roberto and her fiancée Samuel Kuntz; brother, Louis Valsoano and his wife Linda; niece, Lauren Breter and her husband Trevor; great nephew Marshall Breter; and a host of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given via check to First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth, 1000 Penn Street Fort Worth, TX 76102, or online to the Fort Worth Presbyterian Night Shelter. If donations are made to First Presbyterian, the family requests to designate in the memo line the Christmas Toy Store or Community Crossroads as the beneficiary of your gift.
Memorial Service: 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 6th, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth, 1000 Penn Street Fort Worth, TX 76102