Joel H. Roth, 73, of Scranton, died Thursday morning at Geisinger- Community Medical Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Lucy Margotta. The couple had been married for 43 years.
Born in Union Town, Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Samuel and Sadie Lebowicz Roth. Prior to retirement, he worked in the dietary department at the former Community Medical Center, Scranton.
He was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steeler fan and enjoyed watching classic television programs. He was a very kind and generous man and would help anyone in need. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Geisinger-CMC, Geisinger Wyoming Valley ICU unit and the Jewish Home for all of their dedicated care.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law; Jeanne Donovan and husband Paul, Lake Ariel and Connie Uhrin and husband Jerry, Old Forge. A niece; Jill White and husband Matt. Nephews; Corey and Zack Uhrin and Frank Margotta and wife Melissa. Great-nieces; Shelbe Scarborough, Haile and Abbie White and Ellianna Margotta. Great-nephews; Frank and Angelo Margotta.
He was preceded in death by a brother; Arthur Roth.
There are no public services.
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