Irene D. Roth
Hanover, PA-Irene D. Roth, 94, of Hanover, PA entered into God's eternal care on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Barley Autumn House East in York, PA.
Born on April 23, 1919, in Rochester, NY, she was a daughter of the late James R. and Katherine Houston Dewar; and was also preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William F. Roth; two brothers, William and James Dewar; and a sister, Kathryn VanBell.
Irene was a graduate of West High School in Rochester and attended the Rochester Business Institute. She was a former member of VNA of Hanover and Spring Grove and volunteer with Meals on Wheels. An avid supporter of the right to vote, she also volunteered her time to transport voters to the polls on election days.
Irene was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. All will miss her passion for life; her love of reading, music and theatre, and joy in sharing food, drink, song with her friends and family. Her love of wildlife and pets was well known. Her mastery of the apple pie was legendary.
Survivors include two sons, William R. Roth and his wife, Debra, of Salisbury, MD, and Alan D. Roth and his wife, Mary Ann, of York; four grandchildren, Emily Roth of Richmond, VA, Katherine Roth of Crofton, MD, William Roth of San Diego, CA and Elizabeth Roth of Philadelphia, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover, PA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com