Frank A. Roth

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Frank A. Roth, 86, of Meadville, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital following an eight year courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 25, 1933 in Meadville, a son of Anthony and Mary Inchiose Rotkievecz. He married Julia E (Julie). Rockafellow July 26, 1958 and she survives.

He was first employed as a cook in the Merchant Marines on the Great Lakes. After he met Julie, Frank started Frank Roth Painting where, supported by Julie, he was owner and operator for over 50 years.

A member of First Christian Church, Frank was also a member of Meadville Elks Lodge 219, former Sertoma Club, Vernon Central VFD, Conneaut Lake VFD Station 3, VFW Post 2006, and supported Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 52. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, hunting, fishing, making various homemade soups, and his cottage at Tionesta on the Allegheny River.

Frank loved life, his family, his kitties, and all the wildlife on his property including many deer, turkey, black bear and 3 bear cubs. He loved children, especially disadvantaged children giving them opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have had. He showed love and compassion for his employees who needed help.

Survivors, in addition to his loving wife Julie, include a daughter, Cheryl Roth Hudson of Atlantic; a son, Steven Roth of Conneaut Lake; and two grandchildren, Chelsea Hudson of Hilton Head Island, SC and Kimone Roth of Erie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill Roth and a sister, Betty Jane Roth Rotkievecz.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 31st from 4-7 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE.

The funeral service will be Thursday, August 1st at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Gibson of First Christian Church officiating.

Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 52, P.O. Box 771, Meadville, PA 16335, First Christian Church, 503 N. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net.
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Lynda Lloyd
Aug 01, 2019
Our deepest sympathy Julie. We are thankful to have known him and proud of his dedication to others. RIP dear friend
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Joe & Margaret pasquino
Jul 31, 2019
Julie: we will never forget the wonderful times the four of us had together. We love both of you and know that frank is with God now. We live out of town now but wanted you to know you're in our prayers. All our love to your beautiful family.
Dan Shannon
Jul 31, 2019
Frank was one of my customers but more important one of my best friends. I wish I could have seen him more this past year. I loved to golf with him and bet a dollar just to create a nice discussion. I am very saddened and we lost a great man and a best friend. I will miss him. I love you Frank. God Zbless
Melissa Hansard Hansard
Jul 30, 2019
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Melissa Hansard Hansard
Jul 30, 2019
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Melissa Hansard Hansard
Jul 30, 2019
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matthew higham
Jul 30, 2019
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Pastor James and Susan Ring
Jul 30, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this time. Remembering the days Jim worked for Frank.
Carol A. Schmal
Jul 29, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Julia.
Lorinda Seger
Jul 29, 2019
Julie and your wonderful family, Frank was a good man, you both treated my family and boys with lots of love. They all loved to hang out and listen to his stories. He will surely be missed. GOD Bless you and the family.
Stephanie Marquardt
Jul 29, 2019
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Morgan Thompson
Jul 29, 2019
Frank and his wife Julie provide such wonderful memories for me as a friend of chelsea’s. They were always there to help, whenever needed. Some of the most generous and hardworking people I know. Thoughts with Julie, Cheryl, Chelsea and the rest of their family. What a great man.
nancyjo mattocks
Jul 28, 2019
dearest Julia I will surely miss frank. remembering our trip to vagas I was glad we were all together. he always made me laugh. ill miss him, he is with jill now god bless him and you and the rest of the family. love nanyjo buttray mattocks,