Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Herman A. Roth Jr.

Herman A. Roth Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 17, 2018.

Herman and his wife, Virginia, made their home in Chesterland for 55 years. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage and he would have turned 90 this March.

In 1948, Herman enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves before joining the U.S. Army and serving in Korea.

He studied electrical engineering in Angola, Ind., and worked in Cleveland as a construction electrician and member of the IBEW for 60 years before retiring.

Herman and Virginia raised three children, William (Laurie), Karen (Russ) Hathaway and Brian (Sheri DeSapri). They are grandparents to Caitlyn, Tyler and Emma Roth, and Justin and Megan Hathaway.

Together Herman and Virginia traveled from Alaska to the Panama Canal in South America, and enjoyed cruising all around the Caribbean.

For the past 30 years they toured the U.S. with their 1940 Ford sedan as members of the Northern Ohio Regional Group of the Early Ford V8 Club of America. Their car earned many national and regional awards.

Visiting with family and friends will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland.

A short celebration of Herman’s life with take place at 4 p.m.

Donations to Cleveland Clinic Hospice are asked in lieu of flowers.