Claire Wynifred Jarett Roth

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Roth, Claire Wynifred Jarett ALBANY Claire Wynifred Jarett Roth born on February 22, 1923, died late Monday, May 14, 2018, at Teresian House Nursing Home in Albany. At age 95, Claire passed away peacefully in her sleep. Claire was known for many things but her quiet, beautiful smile and knowing eyes were attributes that reflected the intelligent, creative and loving soul within. Claire was raised in Brooklyn and was the daughter of Jack Jarett and Selma Jarett (nee Falb); along with her brother, Captain Lawrence Jarett. (deceased). She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to earn two master's degrees - one in library science from Columbia University and the other in Guidance from New York University. Claire co-authored two books in a career series and served as the library director of the Mercantile Library in New York City. She was the library director for the English Speaking Union in N.Y.C. and was the director of the Finch College Library. In her spare time, she opened the Charlemont House Gallery Antique Shop in Charlemont, Mass. and sold antique oriental rugs. Claire was an inspiration to those who knew her and a cherished mother and grandmother. She is survived by her two daughters, Lyzz RothSinger and Amy Koren-Roth; and her three grandchildren, Hadar and Adam Koren-Roth and Hallie RothSinger. She is also survived by her son-in-law Yossi Koren-Roth; her niece Dr. Laura Jarett; and her two grandnephews, Ethan Giller ( Holly Stewart) and Geoffrey Giller (Mwanzaa Brown). Services will be held at B'nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Graveside services will be in Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, N.Y. The family will sit Shiva on Thursday, May 17, at the home of Amy and Yossi Koren-Roth 24 Oak Rd, Delmar, from 6:30-9 p.m. There will be a minyan at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to give, send contributions to the Women's Center Library of the University of North Carolina. Contributions may be mailed to: UNC Office of University Development, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, ND, 27516. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit,

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Published in Albany Times Union on May 16, 2018
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