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Warden Lawrence V. Roth, Jr.

Obituary for Warden Lawrence V. Roth, Jr.

December 2, 1933 - July 5, 2021
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania | Age 87


Warden Lawrence V. Roth, Jr. of Plymouth Meeting passed away peacefully on July 5, 2021 at the age of 87. Lawrence was born on December 2, 1933 to the late Lawrence, Sr. and Louise (nee Lambert). Beloved husband of the late Roseann (nee Murray); Lawrence was the loving father of Joann L. Roth Arkin, Lawrence V. Roth, III (Judy), Robin Dillman (Joseph), Jeffrey Roth (Donna); cherished grandfather of Jason, Zachary, Sari, Brianna, Lexie, Roseann, Dustin, and Brandon; and great-grandfather of Kalib.

Lawrence graduated from Germantown High School in 1951. He went on to join the United States Marine Corps in 1952 and served 2 years in the Korean War working in the message center as a Morse code translator. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1960.

In 1967 he was chief of the work release program for the county prison. He became the Warden of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in 1970 and served in that position for 38 years. In 1995, after 25 years in charge, he was awarded the Dean of Wardens to commemorate him having more years as Warden than any other county or state prison chief in Pennsylvania. He continued to do what he loved until he retired at the age of 71.

Relatives and friends are invited to Lawrence's Life Celebration on Monday, July 12, 2021 from 6-8PM and again on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 9:30-10:50 AM, followed by his funeral service at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, interment and Marine Corps honors to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lawrence's name to Tunnel to Towers, a charity which pays off the mortgages of first responders killed in the line of duty, via their website

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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