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Leonard Roth

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Leonard Jerome Roth, 58, of Garwood passed away on Nov. 4, 2017.

Diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, he was raised and lived in Clark until the age of 42, when he was placed under the care of Community Access Unlimited’s group home in Summit. 

He was voted most popular senior by his peers before graduating from Arthur L. Johnson High School in 1980.

Mr. Roth was employed by the Occupational Center of Union County for 25 years; after prolonged illnesses and rehabilitation, he became a greeter for CAU’s Cranford day program.

Growing up in Clark, he spent afternoons riding his bicycle around town, greeting friends and strangers alike. After becoming a permanent fixture at the firehouse, the Clark Fire Department honored him by making him an official member.

He is survived by his brothers, Michael and Aaron; his sister, Vickie Gilbert (Barry); sister-in-law, Jane Roth; niece Julia Roth; and nephews Drew and Gavin Gilbert.

Services were held Nov. 7 at the Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth or to Williams Syndrome Association in Troy, Mich. 

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