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Larry Roth

September 16, 1940 — September 12, 2020

Larry J. Roth, 79, of Van Wert went to be with the Lord at 9:00 PM on September 12, 2020 at Grey Stone Health and Rehab.

Born on September 16, 1940 in Van Wert, Ohio , the son of the late Lawrence E. and Catherine G. (Jerome) Roth.

Larry was a 1958 graduate of Van Wert High School. He had attended Ft Wayne Bible College and then graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois with horology degree.

He retired from the United States Air Force, as a Chaplain, after 20 years of service to his country. Larry also worked for Laudick's Jewelry and the former Killian Jewelry, both in Van Wert for many years.

Larry was a member of Calvary Evengelical Church in Van Wert and was a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

Larry served his community in many ways and with many organizations including the Salvation Army, Van Wert County Youth Bureau, Starr Commonwealth and the Gideon's International. In his later years, Larry was an excellent croquet player spending many afternoon's playing with family and friends.

Surviving are his siblings, Diane (Richard) Perry of Convoy, Ohio, Jerry Roth of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Cynthia (Fred) McQueen of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Camellia Roth; and a nephew, Doug Perry.

Graveside services will be held at 11:45 AM, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Woodland Cemetery, with Rev. Clark Williman, officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by a combined unit from the Van Wert American Legion and V.F.W. posts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Larry`s memory may be directed to the Salvation or to Gideon's International.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

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