Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Dr. Gilbert R. Roth, 80

Dr. Gilbert R. Roth, 80, of Franklin Township passed away on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Medical Center in Beaver.

Dr. Roth was born in Pittsburgh the son of the late Bertrum and Audrey (Botkin) Roth on December 14th, 1943. He had graduated from Taylor-Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh Dental School earning a Degree in Cosmetic Dentistry. He had worked with Waterdam Dental Associates and as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. Gilbert enjoyed racing stock cars, flying Cessna Aircrafts, and was a member of the Ten Mile Yacht Club in Millsboro, PA.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Ashley and Dexter Boots of Franklin Twp. and Zara and Luke Miller of Claysville, PA, grandchildren Brycen Miller, Addilyn Miller, Joslyn Marina Boots and Chloe Boots, and his sisters Holly Dobkin and Adair Roth both of Squirrel Hill. Gilbert is also survived by his wife Julie Roth of Erie and her children Brian and Theresa Ferraro, Julia Ferraro, and Brad Ferraro.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Edward Dobkin.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Dr. Roth by Ashley at Joey’s Event Rooms, 408 Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  on Friday June 14th, 2024 from 4-7 pm and by Zara at Vesta 88 River House, 564 Front Street, Fredericktown, PA on Saturday June 15, 2024 from 2-4 pm (all are welcome).

The final arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc..


  • Dave Thomas Posted June 12, 2024 2:46 pm

    Raced with Gil in the early 70s. Won the feature at North Hills one Thursday.

  • Chris Nicklow Posted June 15, 2024 10:29 pm

    I knew Dr Roth in the early/ mid seventy’s when he lived in Forest Hills. I was a curious kid in the neighborhood that was in awe of his race car. He could have brushed me off as the pest that I was but he never did. He treated me like a son. He always made me feel welcome. One of the kindest people I’ have ever known. R.I.P. Dr Roth.

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