Gerald “Jerry” H. Roth

Gerald “Jerry” H. Roth


ROTH: Gerald “Jerry” H. Roth, on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Ruth M. Roth. Beloved father of Diane and Nat Cohen of Pittsburgh and Martin and Lynn Roth of Hartford, Conn. Brother of the late Bernice Faigen and Annette Rubinstein. Brother-in-law of the late Donna and Steven Greenberg, Israel (Sonny) Faigen, Harold Rubinstein and Bernard Moskowitz. Grandfather of Jason, Geoffrey and Abigail Cohen and Lauren and Jennifer Roth. Also survived by Aunt Goldie Weinstein, sister-in-law Sema Moskowitz, as well as nieces and nephews. After returning from the Korean War, Jerry was the first in his family to graduate from college. With a degree from the University of Pittsburgh, he embarked on a successful career in retail pharmacy, for many years owning and operating R&R Pharmacy in the North Side and Pentlong Pharmacy in Penn Hills with his brother-in-law Harold Rubinstein. After retiring, he worked part time in many area pharmacies. Jerry was very active in the B’nai Emunoh Congregation. He served as president of the men’s club and organized many successful fundraising events with his sister Bernice Faigen. Jerry drew the crowds, and Bernice fed them. He was an avid traveler, competitive racquetball player, and also enjoyed golf and poker. Graveside services and interment were held at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.

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