It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Christopher H. Roth, 79 of Ocean, NJ. He died peacefully at Jersey Shore Medical Center on Wednesday, March 30,, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 4-8pm at the Damiano Funeral Home 191 Franklin Ave (corner of 3rd Ave.) in Long Branch, NJ. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 5th at 10:30am at St. Michael’s Church, West End.
Christopher was born in Corby, England, November 28, 1943. He lived a life filled with love of family, books, music, art, and travel. He attended Stoneyhurst College a Jesuit Boarding School in Lancashire, England. He served 13 months in Vietnam before graduating Cum Laude from St. Peter’s University, Jersey City in 1971 and was a member of MENSA.
Christopher served as the Director, Database Administration at Revlon, located in Edison, NJ for over 25 years, doing what he loved best, working with data. After the love for his family, he loved working with numbers, but to his dismay, was not inherited by his children or grandchildren. Christopher loved listening to all genres of music, embraced books from mysteries to math, enjoyed gardening, and his favorite pastime, traveling to his favorite place, Venice, Italy.
Christopher is survived by the love of his life Patty (née DiFlumeri), Chief of Staff! His children Jennifer Votta, son-in- law Greg, Laura Roth, and Adam Roth. He is also survived by his beloved grandsons, Christian and Jake Votta, his half siblings Michele Kearns, Peter, Stephen, and Eileen Tortorelli his loving cousin Jetta Cioci, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, as well as his great nieces and nephews Matthew, Alexis, Danielle, Vienna, Ryan, Sebastian, Emma, Isabella, Carole, and Ryleigh.
Christopher was pre deceased by his parents Edwin Roth and Margarette Tortorelli. His half-sister Linda, his cousin, Carole Apicelli, and his loving brother-in-law, Dr. Anthony DiFlumeri.
A special thank you to the devoted nurses and doctors at Jersey Shore Medical Center on Booker 3, Mehandru 6, and his special hospice nurses, Brigid and Halima on Ackerman 5.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation 1637 Finderne Street, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 - http://themyalinterryfoundation.org/
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