Raymond F. Roth Jr.
Died at home September 27th. Son of the late Raymond Francis Roth Sr. and Mary (Rolwing) Roth, he is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Jane (Hackett) Roth, daughter Anne Roth Fernandez (Gonzalo), Peter Roth (Lisa), Mark Roth (Maureen), and Michael Roth (Karen).
Ray was the grandfather of Margaret (Alex) Hager, Max, Madeline, Lola, Ella, Cecelia, Catherine, Claire, Andrew, Caroline, Auggie, and was soon to be a great-grandfather. Brother of Jeanne Roth Weismantel (Late William) and David A. Roth (Suzanne). Brother in-law of the late Patty and Bob Singer, Jackie and Vincent DelMedico, Patsy Taylor (Late Tom), Pete and Sandy Hackett, Tobin and Janet Grim, Doug and Patty Grim, Kathleen and Dick Stahl, Carrie Merritt (Late Tom), and Mollie and Bill Beatty. Ray has many loving nieces and nephews in St. Louis and throughout the entire US.
Ray was a proud graduate of St. Louis University High School and the University of Notre Dame. After completing a degree in Philosophy from Notre Dame Ray then served 3 adventurous years in the USMC retiring as a Captain. He then completed an MBA at Washington University in St. Louis. His next 33 years were spent as a loyal salesman at IBM. Fun and joy with his family and friends was always first on his agenda. Golf, Thursday lunches with his lifelong grade school (OLOL) buddies, his church, and remodeling houses for family and Habitat for Humanity were his favorite activities.
Services: Tuesday, October 2nd. Visitation at Incarnate Word Catholic Church, 13416 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, from 9:30am to 11am. Funeral Mass at 11am followed by interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Geyer Road in Kirkwood.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of Ray’s favorite charities, IW St. Vincent de Paul or Habitat for Humanity.
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Jeffrey Bowman saysOctober 7, 2018 at 11:18 pm
Ray helped me daily when I was a pup at IBM. His humor under duress helped all around him in those starched-shirt days at IBM. God bless your soul Ray and my thoughts are with those that loved and have lost him.
Karen Wallace saysOctober 1, 2018 at 11:40 pm
To all the Roth Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ray was one of a kind and such a special human being. He was a gentle giant loved by all. We are so deeply saddened by his passing. We hope that memories of happier times will ease your pain at such a difficult time. With our deepest sympathy and condolensces to all of you. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers…
Mark, Karen, Christopher and Matthew Wallace
ann spratt saysOctober 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm
Jane and family, so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was a great man and well loved by many. My girls and I were very fond of him and he will be missed by many. know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers through these trying times. Be strong.
Carla Farris saysOctober 1, 2018 at 6:12 pm
Dear Janie and family, I will always remember Ray from our IBM days together. What a wonderful and special man. Not only was Ray a great salesperson and team mate, he brought so much joy to everyone. Thinking of you all and hoping you will celebrate what an amazing man Ray has been to everyone.
Barbara Nacrelli saysOctober 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm
Jane, my husband, Tony (Chief) Nacrelli worked with Ray for a while at IBM and he always had funny stories to tell about their times together. Once when on one of their business trips, after leaving the bar after dinner, they bought a name brand watch and a ring from a purveyor in the parking lot thinking they had gotten authentic jewelry. Next morning at breakfast it was discovered that it wasn’t an “Omega”, it was an “Onega”. I think that watch changed hands a number of time, gifted from one of them to the other. We laughed about that for years! I don’t want to minimize your loss, but had to share that. Chief died in June of this year, so I know your grief at losing your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark saysNovember 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm
Thank you for the kind note. My Mom would like for you to call her at 3-4 469 1753. She is not computer savvy. – Mark Roth email@example.com
Rick Randazzo saysOctober 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Our deepest sympathy. Rick always loved joking with Ray at IBM.
Rick and Rosemarie Randazzo
Sherry Waitz saysOctober 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm
Ray was an amazing mentor at IBM and we will have great stories to share for many years. He will be missed. Sending love and prayers to all the family.
Michael D. O'Keefe saysOctober 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm
I am very sorry for the loss of a very nice fellow. He will be in my prayers.
Bill Bollwerk saysSeptember 30, 2018 at 8:29 pm
Jane, Jeanne, Dave & Suzanne … My deepest sympathies! … Bill B
Lou & Patsy Medler saysSeptember 30, 2018 at 4:07 pm
So sorry to hear the sad news. It was always such a pleasure to see Ray. We will remember him in our prayers.
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