LeRoy R. "Chubby" Roth

LeRoy R. “Chubby” Roth, 81, passed away January 16, 2019 at Care One Assisted Living, Parsippany, NJ. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Erwin and Theresa A. (Bachman) Roth. He was a truck driver and mechanic at Joe’s Battery and Tire in Allentown, PA and previously was a mechanic and part owner of William Rabinowitz & Sons Textile Company, also in Allentown. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, bowling, golf and fishing. Chubby was a Football Coach for the East Side Youth Center Little Huskies and was past treasurer and secretary at the East Allentown Fire Company. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman in A Company, 2nd Battle Group, 4th Infantry, from 1959-1961 in Bamberg, Germany and upon recall from Sept 1961 to Aug 1962 for the Cuban Missile Crisis. He graduated from Allentown High School in 1955.

Survivors: son, John D. and wife, Leslie Pirl-Roth; daughter Julie M. wife of Robert LaMantia; brothers, John and wife, Sharon; David and wife, Maryann; sister, Janet Trexler; three grandchildren, Richard Roth and Alexis & Sara Lamantia. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael and sister, Barbara Rehrig.

Calling hours, with service following, will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Trexler Funeral Home 1625 W. Highland St, Allentown.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Post #367, 609 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, PA 18052.

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