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Leland Wayne Roth, Born February 3, 1927, age 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Country View of Sunbury in Sunbury, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Guy and Arlie Roth, his first wife Lillian Mae Roth, second wife Norma Thacker Roth, and brothers Lloyd, Virgil, Ralph, and Paul Roth.

Leland served his country in the U.S Navy during World War II on a destroyer, the USS McGowan (DD678). He retired from Columbus Coated Fabrics Company, after more than 30 years. He resided with his wife, Norma Thacker Roth in Westerville, Ohio, where they were members of Westerville Christian Church.

Leland held a private pilot license and enjoyed the thrill of flying; he was a long-time member of EAA Chapter 9. He was also an automotive enthusiast, attending many races as a spectator, but also spent some time on the track as well as at racing schools. He was a member of the Minerva Park Mallard Ducks Racing Team.

He is survived by his brother Kenneth Roth, son Leland Roth II and wife Rebecca, his three grandchildren, Steven (Arnie), Adam (Keyla), and Melinda, and two great grandchildren, Vickie and Max, plus many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740-967-6085). Funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. with minister Mark Stier presiding.

Interment will be at Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville, Ohio. The family would like to thank the staff at Country View of Sunbury and Bella Care Hospice for their loving care of Leland.