> From: “Bernard J. Flaherty”
> Date: November 8, 2014 at 7:25:55 AM EST
> To: “Richard M. Scarlata”
> Subject: Fwd: John J. Roth (1947-1978) Rest in Peace
> Richie: Forwarded for your information since this gentleman is, like you, a Jasper.
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> From: “DENIS COLLINS”
> Date: Nov 8, 2014 7:07 AM
> Subject: John J. Roth (1947-1978) Rest in Peace
> My Dad, John J. Roth, who served the FBI for 31 years, almost all of it in
> the NYO, and was a member of the Society for 36 years passed away this
> morning, in peace and grace, at home in his sleep. He was 96.
> Dad was a member of the greatest generation, one of the millions of
> American heroes who gave the prime of the lives to save the world in WWII. He
> was born in NYC in 1918, graduated from Manhattan College in 1940 and served
> as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II and participated in the
> D-Day landings. After the war, he worked briefly as an accountant and then
> joined the Bureau. He retired in 1978 after the change to the age 55
> mandatory retirement. It was my great privilege to serve the first three years
> of my career in the NYO with him.
> My Mom, who died in 2007, and Dad had 8 children, 16 grandchildren and 8
> great grandchildren. Dad was devoted to his God, his family and his
> country. He was the epitome of a gentleman in every sense of the word. He
> touched all of us who knew him and those of us who knew him or had the
> opportunity to meet him are the better for it.
> Dad will be waked at Andrett’s Funeral Home, 353 Second Ave. (between 20th
> and 21st Street) in NYC on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. His
> funeral is at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 East 14th Street (14th about 100
> feet east of First Avenue) on Wednesday, November 12, at 11AM.
> In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to Manhattan
> College, the Immaculate Conception School Helping Hands Fund, the Inner City
> Scholarship Fund or a charity of their choice.
> Jim Roth
> 75-00 NYO
[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated.]
Scarlata, Richard M. (MC1964)
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In Memory of
John J. Roth
September 7, 1918 – November 7, 2014
Roth, John J.-Loving husband of the late Mary (Henry), Father of the late Elizabeth Danbeck (Robert), and surviving children Jane, John (Andrea), James (Frances), Mary Karl (Billy Bob), Kathryn Lilly (Kevin), Patricia, Margaret Depp (Oren Richard); PopPop to 16 cherished grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and Uncle “Kiffee” to his special niece and companion Regina Henry as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He passed away at home, in peace and grace.
Born on the West Side in 1918, John graduated from Manhattan College in 1940, served as Lt. in the U.S. Navy in WWII, including the D-Day landings, and went on to serve as a Special Agent of the FBI from 1947 – 1978. He was a loyal supporter St. Veronica’s in Greenwich Village and of Immaculate Conception Church where he served as a trustee, President of the Parish Council and lector until his late 80’s. Devoted to his God, his family and his country, he will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
Friends may call at Andrett Funeral Home, 353 Second Ave @ 21st St. on Monday & Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church 414 E 14th St. on Wednesday 11am. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Manhattan College, Immaculate Conception School Helping Hands Fund or the Inner City Scholarship Fund (www.innercityscholarshipfund.org) or a charity of your choosing.
Roth, John J. [MC1940 RIP]
Guestbook: Same link
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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