David R. Roth, 87, passed away Sept. 10, 2011. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Roth; children, Mary (Dave) Lenio of Elizabeth, Colo., Julie (Howie) Zaler of Aurora, Colo., Susan (Steve, Maj USAF Ret.) Hirst, Lt Col USAF Ret. of Colorado Springs, David (Kelly) Roth of Pueblo and Jeffrey Roth of Pueblo; sister, Patricia Brown of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kimberly (Bill) Castonguay, Christine Lenio, Stephanie (Patrick, Capt USAF) Mitchell, Capt USAF, Stacey Hirst, Peyton Roth, Ryley Roth and Benjamin Roth; and great-grandchildren, Tony and Mallory Castonguay. Preceded in death by his brothers, John, Edward and James Roth. David was born to John and Bertha Roth on Dec. 8, 1923, in Greeley, Colo. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1942 and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. David earned his BSBA degree in accounting and Master's degree from University of Denver. He was a teacher at Risley Jr. High and Central High School. David married Lucille Onorati on Dec. 27, 1958, in Pueblo. David was an avid golfer and was proud of his two holes-in-one. He was a member of Pueblo Country Club and life-member of BPO Elks #90. Viewing from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Father Nicodemus Urassa as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Pueblo Symphony through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Roth Family – my condolences on the loss of your husband/father. Teaching was his passion! As my Accounting instructor at Central (1977), he influenced me greatly and I never forgot his efforts and guidance in leading me to University of Denver (1981). God speed Mr. Roth.

  2. Dear Lucille & Family, Just wanted to say how sorry we are and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Dave and he will be missed by all.

    Michael and Jenn Creager

  3. My deepest sympathies to your family…he was a very nice man and very accomplished! He will be missed by all.
    Alison Fugate

  4. Dear Lucille and all, We are so sorry
    about Dave. He was a wonderful man
    and we all loved him. Please know you
    are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Mary and Don and family

  5. David and Susan and Lucille and families….

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t imagine what it’s like to lose your father; thankfully, mine is still here. I didn’t know your father at all, but you’re a great family and I just wanted you all to know that I’m thinking about you during this difficult time. God Bless!

  6. Deepest condolences to the Roth family. I was a classmate of Susan at Central HS (’79) and also a friend of David. Never had Mr. Roth as a teacher, but I have no doubt he was good at it.

  7. David, Kelly, Peyton, Ryley,

    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. May your sorrow be replaced with beautiful memories
    of a man who served his family, his country, and School District 60 with passion and grace.

  8. Dear Susan & Roth Family,
    Lifting you up in love and prayer as you celebrate your Dad’s earthly life and new life in the presence of our Lord. You were truly blessed and inspired by his example, and his legacy of faithful service and accomplishment lives on in you. How proud he must have been of his family!

    Thinking of you today and praying God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit will comfort you and fill you with the peace that surpasses all understanding. (Phillipians 4:7)

    Love, Jeanie, Jerry & Adam

  9. Mary, Dave, Kimmy, and Christine,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Celabrate your fathers life!
    Love to all………..Terri

  10. Susan, Steve and Family-
    Our thoughts are with all of you as you celebrate your father’s long and full life, and we hope your gathering this week helps ease some of the sadness. If you can “know” someone without meeting them by knowing one of their children (i.e. Susan), he must have been a force of nature! Our prayers are with you.

  11. Susan, Steve and Family,
    There will come a day when your
    tears of sorrow will softly flow into tears of remembrance. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. To the Roth Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a special person. I can still hear him giving us swimming advice for all those years. “Ya know, if you just went faster you could beat that guy.” He influenced many during his lifetime and raised a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  13. Susan,
    You know my thoughts and heart are with you. I’d only met your dad a few times but I know he was a special man and someone you truly admired. My prayers are with you, Steve, Stephanie, Stacey, your mom and the rest of your family.

  14. Dear David,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Dean, Sue and Brandon Snyder

  15. I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a very special person to me since he was my supervising teacher during my student teaching at Central. He also served as the department chairman of the Central Business Department where I worked for 10 years with him. I found Dave to be a true gentleman and fine person who had a great sense of humor. I attribute my success as a business teacher to him and will always appreciate his leadership. On a personal note, he was a good friend to me for many years. I send my thoughts and prayers to Lucille, also a friend.

  16. Dear Mrs. Roth and Family,
    May the Lord cover you with His grace and provide you with comfort and blessings during this time of loss. I have such fond memories of your loving family and incredible joy you shared with me. Mr. and Mrs. Roth touched the lives of thousands in the classroom and community. I am so grateful for people like you who impacted me during my formative years. God bless,
    Rick Ramirez

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