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Dr. Irwin Roth

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: August 23, 2009 (81)
Miami Beach, FL, USA (Cancer)
Place of Burial: Miami, FL, USA
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Husband of <private> Roth (Epstein)
Father of <private> Roth; <private> Roth and <private> Roth OD (Roth)

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ROTH, DR. IRWIN, 81, husband, father, grandfather, passed away August 23, 2009 in Miami Beach, FL. Born on May 13, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Roth arrived in Miami-Dade County in 1941. An Optometrist by profession, Dr. Roth's first priority was his beloved family: His wife of 51 years, Selma, and their 3 children, Elyse (Evan) Frankel, Dr. David (Isabel) Roth and Dr. Steven Roth. The joys of his life were his 4 grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Alexis and Erika. Sisters Claire Sandberg and Marion (Richard) Deam and brother-in-law, Herman Epstein. Dr. Roth served in the Marine Corps during WWII. Following that service, he received his under-graduate degree from the University of Miami and received his doctorate of Optometry degree at the University of Chicago. He was an active member of the Dade County Optometric Association for more than 50 years. Dr. Roth was involved in many organizations including Executive Vice President and Board Member of the Hebrew Homes Health Network. He was a Board Member of the Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami Beach and was involved in the religious community in and around Miami. He also served as Commander of Disabled American Veterans for Miami Beach. Known as a passionate handball enthusiast, Dr. Roth enjoyed playing with the "boys" at Flamingo Park for the past 55 years. Even at the age of 79, he was still an avid competitor. Donations in memory of Dr. Roth can be made to the Hebrew Homes Foundation, 1800 NE 168th Street, Suite 200, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 or the Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami Beach. Temple Service 2:00 p.m. TODAY, (Tuesday) August 25, 2009 at The Cuban Hebrew Congregation, 1700 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach with interment at Mt. Sinai Cemetery. BLASBERG-RUBIN-ZILBERT (305) 538-6371 To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.

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"SELMA AND FAMILY, MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY FOR YOU LOSS OF IRWIN. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS SMILE , AND JOKING NATURE. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. JERRY GEIST AND FAMILY" "I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Roth's passing. In the 70s when I decided to get contacts, I was told the best doctor in town was Dr. Roth. From the first day I met him until he retired I always looked forward to seeing him for an appointment. He was..." Carole Hamilton (Miami Springs, FL) "Dear Selma and Family: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. The world is an emptier place without Irwin in it. You are in my thoughts. Shirley J. Charles" Shirley J. Charles (Aventura, FL) "Dear Selma and family: So sorry to hear about your loss, we are thinking of you and ready to be of any help and consolation. Much love Hilda and Manny Zaiac" Hilda Zaiac (Bay Harbor, FL) View full Guest Book (4 entries)

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May 13, 1928
New York, NY, USA
August 23, 2009
Age 81
Miami Beach, FL, USA
August 25, 2009
Age 81
Miami, FL, USA