The daughter of a “loved and respected” schoolteacher has paid tribute to her late father.

Marc Roberts died on September 30, aged 69, following a short illness.

‘Boggy’ as he was affectionately known, spent 37 years at the King’s School Worcester during which time he served as a housemaster, coach of the first’s rugby team and a maths teacher.

His daughter, Naomi Roberts, has spoken of her dad’s influence not only on her, but all those who knew him.

She said: “He was a wonderful father to me and my brother Joey, and a fabulous grandpa to my boys George and Toby. We will all miss him immensely.

“There are so many wonderful memories, it is hard to pick anything out. He was always supportive and pushed us to try our best.

“He was always on the sideline when I was playing sport or watching my brother in the numerous theatre productions he was involved with. He championed us at every turn.

“He adored my boys, and found such joy in watching them grow. He loved encouraging their cheekier and naughty sides!”

Tributes poured in from many of the King’s alumni, the Old Vigornians, which Naomi said has been consolation in such a difficult time for the family.

She said: “It has been a great comfort to us to know that he was so well loved and respected by so many whose lives he touched. We have been overwhelmed by the number of messages we have received.

“The school meant a great deal to him. He was passionate about every area of school life.

“He is best known for coaching the first XV rugby team, but was also an incredible maths teacher and very well respected for this.

“He taught me for three years and dragged me to an A in A-level maths!”

Marc also left behind a wife of 46 years, Julia.

Naomi added: “They were looking forward to spending more time travelling and particularly visiting my brother in China.

“Mum was a huge support to dad during his career, and then him during hers. They were a duo, a double act.”