Richard R. Roth
January 17, 1951 – April 17, 2022
VISITATION: Wednesday, April 20th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, April 21st at 10:30am at St. James Catholic Church, 4710 N. 90th St. Interment with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Richard Raymond Roth, age 71., was preceded in death by his father, Frank W. Roth Jr., and brother-in-law, Michael Harrahill. He is survived by his mother, Jeanette A. Roth; siblings: Catherine Harrahill, Sharon Jenks (Chris), Robert Roth, Dianne Roth, David Roth (Teri), Cecilia Sweet (Dave), Michael Roth (Jill), and John Roth (Nikki); many nieces and nephews. He was the second child and oldest son of Frank and Jeanette Roth’s nine children.
Richard was very proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam war era. He was trained as a Reconnaissance Marine, earning certifications in scuba diving, airborne low-altitude jumps, and radio telegraph operation.
Richard enjoyed listening to music and playing the guitar. He was an avid swimmer and ping-pong player, and he loved to throw the football and participate in many backyard sports. He was usually found wearing his favorite “Marines” hat and a Nebraska Cornhusker shirt. One of his favorite past times was sitting outside in the sunshine “doing his thing”.
Richard had a very strong faith and was a “people person”. He received great joy in attending family events and gathering for holidays, seeing his many siblings and nieces and nephews. He loved his Momma and called her almost every day!
Many knew Richard as the unofficial friendly greeter whose face would greet them with a smile and “hello” on their way in or out of the group home and retirement settings that he lived in over the years.
He was a very caring, kind-hearted, and gentle soul.
Beloved Son, Brother and Uncle.