Marilyn A. (Jones) Roth

November 25, 1934 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 85)


Marilyn Ann (Jones) Roth, 85, a resident of Maidencreek Place, and formerly of Riverview Park, died December 20, 2019 at Penn State Health – St. Joseph, Bern Township.

She was the widow of Marvin Edgar Roth, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. 

Born November 25, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur William and Eleanor (Johns) Jones.

Marilyn was a 1951 graduate of Hanover High School.

She was employed as a telephone operator with Bell Telephone for 10 years.

Marilyn was a member of Calvary Reformed United Church of Christ, Reading.

A lover of music, she played the marimba and the piano and was a member of the bell choir at church.  She also loved poetry, baking and ice cream.  Marilyn was a great storyteller and had a great sense of humor; she loved to laugh.

Surviving are her three children:  Gretchen R., wife of Charles R. Leinbach; Carl E. Roth and his girlfriend Marie Trowbridge of Centre Township; and Thomas E., husband of Julie F. Roth of Muhlenberg Township.

Also surviving are her ten grandchildren: Robert L., husband of Danita Roth; Jason E. Roth, Meghan E. Leinbach; Rachel A. Roth; Jenna M. Leinbach; Kirsten M. Leinbach, Jillian M. Roth, Jayne C. Roth, Evelyn J. Roth and Grace E. Roth and her great grandchildren, Skylar A. Roth, Saoirse M.G. Roth-Moore, Fynn E. Roth and Arlo E. Roth-Moore.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Ritz.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 11th at 11 a.m. at Calvary Reformed U.C.C., 640 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601.  A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m.  Inurnment will be held in the columbarium of the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Reformed U.C.C., at the above address.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, visit

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January 11, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Calvary Reformed United Church of Christ
640 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

Celebration of Life
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Calvary Reformed United Church of Christ
640 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

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