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Vincent R. Roth 1936-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

STRUTHERS — Vincent R. Roth, 85, died early Thursday morning, April 14, 2022, at his home, with his wife, Cathy, daughter, Jennifer Burgoyne, and son, Jeffrey V. Roth, by his side.

Born to the late Vincent E. Roth and Ann Hodas Roth on November 7, 1936, Vince began his worldly journey to become a man of character and creativity. He graduated from Holy Name Grade School in 1950 and Chaney High School in 1954.

Vince began his service to his country and community in 1955 when he voluntarily accepted enlistment in the United States Army and embarked on a personal growth experience that made him the man that he became. He lived with a real sense of purpose that comes from knowing he was part of something bigger than himself. Words like teamwork, patience, improvise, adapt and overcome became his lifelong mantra. Vince rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving.

Returning to his roots in Ohio, Vince began his banking career at Mahoning National Bank, where he worked for 41 years, rising to the rank of senior vice president and director of retail lending.

Throughout his banking career, Vince has earned degrees from the American Institute of Banking, Ohio Banker Consumer Credit School at Kent State University, American Bankers Compliance School at Notre Dame, and the Graduate School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin.

Vince has served numerous organizations including Director and Chairman Emeritus of the Better Business Bureau; member and chairman of the Ohio Bankers Association Credit Committee; member and director of the Retail Credit Committee of the American Bankers Association in Washington, DC; director and president of the Lions Club, downtown; and was currently a member of Youngstown Eagles No. 213.

Vince loved golf and played in many golf leagues and went on many golf trips throughout his life. While playing at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida, Vince met Arnold Palmer.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine; his daughter, Jennifer Burgoyne; his son, Jeffrey Roth; sister, Ruth Ann (Stoddard) Nelson; four grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Bradley and Grace; and a niece, Kim.

Besides his parents, Vincent was predeceased by his sister, Jeanette Fickers.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Holy Family Church in Poland, with Reverend Martin Celuch officiating.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.

Condolences can be sent to www.beckerobits.com.

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