|By Richard B. Greaves (Dick_greaves) on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:10 pm: Edit|
It was always a pleasure to see Harry at some of the annual CIDAA gatherings years ago. He had a great sense of humor, a refined gentleman, and someone you couldn't help but like. May he be at peace, and peace be with his family.
.......Dick and Mary Ann
|By James L.Coker (Unregistered Guest) on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:11 pm: Edit|
To let you know that all the members of the CID Agents Association are praying that God's mercy,peace, grace and love be with you in abundance in the days ahead.I pray that God May Be The God Of All Comfort to your family. 2Cor.1:14
In Christ Service
|By Peter L. Comras (Peter_comras) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
I first met & served with your dad in Viet Nam in Feb. 1969. Although we were on different covert teams, we became great friends. We again met when he was at the 4th CID (changed to the Washington Field Office) & I was HQ.
I don't recall ever meeting your mom, but I'm sure she was a great lady--had to be to take care of your day (smile).
Your dad not only was a great guy, but one of the best CID Special Agents.
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:06 pm: Edit|
Harry M. Roth passed away peacefully at Morningside of Athens on August 15, 2017.
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 7, 1930 to Betty and Isadore Roth. Harry graduated from North Hills High School in 1947. He soon joined the military, serving first as a drum major in the Army Band before becoming a Military Policeman (MP) and then an agent in the Army's Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
Harry served his country honorably from 1948 to 1970. His tours of duty included Pittsburgh, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Fort Myer, Korea and Vietnam. It was on a blind date while stationed in Pittsburgh where then-Corporal Roth met his future wife, Sergeant Betty J. Kalinowsky.
After dating and then marrying Betty on July 9, 1951, Harry remained in the service until the 1970s as the family lived in Orleans, France; Huntsville, Alabama; Schweinfurt, Germany and Northern Virginia. While in Huntsville and working full-time, Harry returned to school, ultimately earning a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He retired from the military as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, and took up a new career working for USAirways.
Harry and Betty retired in Bermuda Run North Carolina in the late 1980s. His interests included cross-stitching and quilting, golf, gin rummy and poker, and he was a lifelong Steelers and Pirates fan. He also served a term as Bermuda Run's mayor.
Before Betty's passing in 2014, she and Harry were married for 62 years. He leaves behind their three sons and their wives David (Sharon) of Arlington, VA; Ira (Julie) of Athens, GA; and, Sam (Barbara) of Concord, CA and five grandchildren (Anna, Ben, Claire, Kelsey and Jacob), as well as all their nieces and nephews and one very loving caregiver, Linda Craig of Athens.
A brief graveside service and interment will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, 6135 Ridgecrest Road, Clemmons, NC.
The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers can be made in the name of “Harry Roth” to: Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane – Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Obituary courtesy of David Roth, Arlington, VA