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

  1. angeline says:

    sorry uncle joe rip

  2. To the Roth Family…I have wonderful memories of Joe from the good old school days at SJ High. He was a fantastic person. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Nick Rose says:

    To all the Roth’s…….Lost track of everyone except mother and Susan who frequent the Krasl Art Center in Saint Joseph, MI and have become friends with my wife of all things… is that for staying in touch in an unexpected way! All I can think of at the moment is late 60’s and early 70’s and all the fun we had! So sorry you have to bear this at this time in your lives. Joe is missed in Michigan by more than you will ever know.

  4. Joe and the rest of the Roth family have always been important to me. May you all have good memories.

  5. Tom Emery says:

    Joe was a great guy, and a great friend. We had a lot of fun – school, beach, out at night – he was a force of nature. Joe was truly one of a kind, and will be greatly missed.

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