ROTH, Richard R.

ROTH, Richard R., 89, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.

He was born November 11, 1923, in Martins Ferry a son of the late John Roth, Sr. and Anna (Lander) Roth.

Rich was a retired meat cutter for the former A & P and Super Duper Grocery stores of Martins Ferry. He retired from Heslop Funeral Home after 21 years of service.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ohio City Lodge 486 F. & A.M, Chapter 173 R.A.M., B.P.O.E. 895 and American Legion Post 38 all of Martins Ferry. Rich was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers; George, Arthur, John, Jr., Fritz, William and Herman Roth and sisters; Anna Marie Young Masters Freda Dietrich and Elizabeth Clark.

Surviving are his wife, Betty E. (Young) Roth of Cadiz, sons; Dennis R. (Jackie) Roth of Cadiz and Barry A. Roth of Shadyside, grandchildren; Jason (Julie) Roth of Stow, OH and Tiffany (Justin) Jeffers of Canal Fulton, OH and great-grandchildren; Nathaniel and Connor Roth and Olivia and Reid Jeffers, brother; Robert “Bob” Roth and sister; Pat Roth both of Martins Ferry. He is also survived by Kaylee Boyce.

Friends will be received Sunday 12-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH, where services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating. Entombment follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

Military honors will be presented by the Belmont County V.F.W. Honor Guard at 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Masonic Ritualistic services will be held Sunday, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meals Program of Belmont County, 310 Fox – Shannon Place, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

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ROTH, Richard R.

ROTH, Richard R., 89, died Wednesday January 2, 2013.

Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH.