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Ben Roth

Ben A. Roth, 89, of Monroe Township died Feb. 7, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, he had resided in Monroe Township since 1967.

Prior to retiring in 1985, Mr. Roth was a sales executive for Holland-Rantos Division of Young Drug Company, where he worked for 35 years.

He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering, with a major in aeronautical engineering.

Ben entered military service in 1942 at Camp Upton, N.Y. He trained in Basic Advanced Tank Warfare with the Thunderbolt Division at Fort Knox. He was unexpectedly transferred to Kessler A.F.B., Biloxi, Miss., processed and assigned to the 654 A.F.B, Air Transport Command, Memphis, Tenn.

He was a life member of the National Museum of Jewish Military History; past president and member of the Clearbrook Community Association, board of directors; member of the Township Historical Commission; and commander with the Department of New Jersey Jewish War Veterans. He received many awards related to his work with veterans groups, including post commander of the year, county commander, and district vice commander.

Mr. Roth served as a Scoutmaster for many years with Troop 444 in Brooklyn, and was a member of the Monroe Township Council from 1974-1978, serving as council vice president from 1976-1978.

Predeceased by his second wife, Ann, he is survived by his son, Kenneth D. Roth and his wife, Sharon of Medford; his daughter, Michele Ballet and her husband, Dr. Fred Ballet of Philadelphia; a sister, Bertha Milstein of Brooklyn; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 13 with arrangements by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish War Veterans, 395 Clearbrook Post, 1 Clearbrook Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.

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