Marvin Edward Roth

June 1, 1945January 25, 2013
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Although strong to the end, Marvin was called home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 25th, 2013. Marvin Edward Roth was born June 1st 1945 to Arthur Francis and Nina Mae (Franklin) Roth in Indianapolis, IN. He was the 5th of 8 children. Marv proudly served four years in the Air Force of which three were spent at Larson AFB and one at Binh Thuy AFB, Vietnam. After the service he married Merlene Kay Curtis and together they had two children, John and Charles. He attended Big Bend Community College, University of Washington and worked for Rossoe Energy Systems. After divorcing in 1981, Marv returned to Indianapolis. In 1993 to be closer to his children he moved to Seattle and returned to work for Rossoe, which was like a second home and family to him, until he retired in 2009. Afterwards he settled in Spokane, WA. Marvin loved his coffee, reading physics, science and US History books, looking for gold and roaming the deserts in Arizona, fishing, exploring the outdoors and most of all, spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren. He was known to be a kind man, loved by all, and was a tremendous grandfather to his three grandchildren, Matthew, Callie & Ben. Marvin is survived by his brothers, Kenny, Jerry and Don, his children, Charles & John, his grandchildren, Matthew, Callie & Ben and by numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 2pm at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. Marvin was a proud member of the VFW, American Legion and the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). In lieu of flowers, he wished to have donations sent on his behalf to support the DAV. Donations could be sent to the DAV, VA Regional Office, 915 2nd Ave. Room 1040, Seattle, WA 98174 (payable to the DAV, Dept of WA).


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2013

Marvin Edward Roth

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Patty Davis

October 18, 2013

I was unaware until today that Uncle Marvin had passed away. I am so sorry I did not get to meet him. I am the daughter of his older brother Bill (William R. Davis, Jr.--they called him Junior), who passed away in 2008. I am very sorry for your loss.

lotoalofa seumae

February 19, 2013

I started at rossoe in 05 started a new job didn't know what to expect.then I met marv.he was easy to talk to and a good listener.marv taught me hard to say goodby to a man that was my mentor.I work with marv all the way till he didn't drive anymore even tho marv didn't drive I used to go pick marv up every day.we did that for awhile till marv said maybe we should stop becouse we didn't want me to get in trouble but I didn't just didn't feel right with out him ther with me.but that's how marv was.I realy miss him when he wasent around.even when marv was home I still call him every day just to talk.I ask marv about stuff just to keep him sharp.I tell you marv was still sharp.rossoe was not the same w/out marv.marv took a lot of pride in what he did at me marv was rossoe.I didn't want marv to leave I also didn't want him in pain.I learn a lot from marv and for that I will never forget him.too my mentor.this no goodby this is until we meet again we did so much stuff together .p.s hey bro I finally met yur son jhon n his wife n u miss u always your friend.

Ken Engblom

February 9, 2013

I have been a driver for Rosssoe since 1998, and was blessed to know Marv during that time. I drive out of the north yard, so we didn't see Marv every day, but quite often. I have missed seeing his smiling face these last few years. Marv was a pleasure to talk to and work with. I know it really bothered him when he had to stop driving, but he kept working without complaint, and always had a smile to greet you with. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

February 5, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Marvin E. Roth for your loss, to honor his service (Viet Nam) to our country and our patriotic hero.

Eric Taa

February 1, 2013

Rest in peace Marvin,it was an pleasure working with you.


Marvin Edward Roth, born June 1st, 1945, Indianapolis, IN


9 months old


Kenny (brother) and Marv


Marv, Roger & Jerry (brothers)