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William Joseph Roth

Born: 2/25/1922

Died: 7/12/2003

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

William Joseph Roth, 81, a retired pilot with American Airlines, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2003 at a Fort Worth, Texas care center. He was born on February 25, 1922 in McAleater, Oklahoma to Francis and Ida Mae (Welsh) Roth. He was a graduate of McAleater High School and Wilburton College.

William began working for American Airlines during World War II, doing his contract work for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He flew for American Airlines for nearly 40 years, retiring on the Boeing 747 as #3 pitol. He remained an aviator during his 20 years of retirement

Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Grable)Roth; daughter, Laurie Barnes of Maryland; brother, Gene Roth of Springfield. Missouri; sister, Helen Roth Ball of McAlester; sister-in-law, Dilys Roth of Fort Worth, and nieces, Melanie Miln and Glynis Roth.