Dorothy Roth
"> Dorothy M. Roth
Dorothy M. Roth, 83, of Allentown, died May 30, 2006, in the University of Pennsylvania-Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. She was the devoted wife of Saul Roth, who died in 1999. Born in Frankfut-on-the-Oder, East Germany, she was a daughter of the late Aaron and Sara Ethel (Bernard) Yach. She was raised in Capetown, South Africa, where she lived beginning in 1924. Mrs. Roth was well-known for her frequent letters to the editor of The Morning Call since the 1950s. She was a civic activist, artist, author and mentor to many people. She served on the board of trustees of Baum School of Art and on the board of directors of Treatment Trends Inc., which includes both Confront and Keenan House. She was an active member of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College, where she was a mentor at the Hillel House. She received the Annual Human Relations Award from the City of Allentown Human Relations Commission and the Meritorius Service Award from the Allentown Police Department. She received the key to the City of Allentown from the mayor on her 80th birthday when it was proclaimed Dorothy Roth Day. An artist, she has one of her paintings on exhibit at the Liberty Bell Shrine at Zions Reformed Church, Allentown. She was the author of the book, Love Safari: From Cape Town to New York, From Illusion to Reality. Dorothy was very proud of her continuous voting record and was much involved in national, state and local politics. She was a member of Congregation Sons of Israel, Allentown. She was the beloved mother to daughters, Dr. Yolanda Roth Moyer and her husband Neil of Potomac, Md., and Dr. Lydia Roth Laube and her husband Dr. Herbert Laube of Minneapolis, Minn., sister of Esther Burshtein and grandmother of Jason and Justin Laube, and Illan and Raphael Moyer. Services: 4 p.m. today, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Interment will be in Sons of Israel Cemetery, Fullerton. Contributions: Treatment Tends Inc., 18 S. 6th St., Allentown, PA 18101 or Congregation Sons of Israel, 2715 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Published in the Morning Call on 6/1/2006.