Joseph Michael Roth

Joseph Michael Roth

December 14, 1954 - June 10, 2011

Joseph Michael Roth

December 14, 1954 - June 10, 2011


Joseph Michael Roth, 56, formerly of St. Joseph, Michigan, died June 10, at his home in California. Joe was born December 14, 1954 to Norman G. and Rose Marie Roth.

Joe was a 1973 graduate of St. Joseph High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Grand Valley State College. He studied French language and culture at Institut d’Etudes Françaises de Touraine and earned a degree in Economics from Universite Francois Rablais de Tours, in France. As a part of his studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management, he attended Oxford Centre for Management, Oxford England, and Management Centre Europe, in Belgium.

A natural athlete, he enjoyed running, skiing, swimming, surfing, and scuba diving. He was also accomplished in fencing, archery, Tae Kwon Do, and held a Black Belt in Karate. Throughout his youth, he spent summers as a lifeguard at Jean Klock, Tiscornia, and Lions Park Beach. For the past 30 years he worked in the film industry, first as a stunt man, then as an actor and producer.

Joe was preceded in death by his father, Norman G. Roth, in 2007. He leaves to cherish his memory; mother, Rose Marie Roth; sisters and brothers, Sue Roth McAllister, Bill Roth, Ginny Roth Privett, Sandy Roth Greening, David Roth; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Joe loved animals, especially his dogs. Those who wish to honor his memory may give a gift to the Humane Society, Animal Aid, or an organization of the donor’s choice. Services have been held. Arrangements by O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills, CA.

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24 responses to Joseph Michael Roth

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  1. On behalf of St. Joseph High School Class of 1973, I would like to express our deepest condolences in the loss of Joe,our classmate and friend. Joe was a special person and he will always be remembered fondly. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time in your lives.

  2. Joe, You will always be in our hearts and our prayers. Rest in peace. Love, Sandra and Jake.

  3. Bill Dine says:

    Dear Roth family and friends, We are sorry for the loss of Joe. I remember all the fun we had years ago “north of town” in the Dine compound down at the lake swimming, sailing in my small boat, beach walking like a large nomadic tribe and Joe’s favorite movie “Conan the Barbarian”. Joe will be sorely missed by my family and I.

  4. To Joe’s family, friends and loved ones, my deepest sympathies. Joe had presence in school and I am glad that was recognized in his professional life. He will be missed.

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