Marsha C. Roth, 79, of Longboat Key, Fla., died on Sept. 8 in Boston. She was the widow of Peter Roth. Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of Jack and Bertha Cohen. She graduated from Classical High School, Wellesley College, Columbia Teachers College, and the Yale School of Management. She was a Latin teacher at Burlington High School in Cambridge before moving to Longmeadow in 1966. She served as president of the Junior League of Greater Springfield, published a book on the education and development of children in Springfield while on the Board of the Early Childhood Center, and was elected to the Longmeadow Board of Assessors. She also continued her love of Latin, through tutoring and substitute teaching. After graduating from the Yale School of Management in her 40s, she began a career in real estate finance. In retirement she volunteered with Dance – The Next Generation, an educational program of The Sarasota Ballet, and she supported Wellesley College recruitment and admissions efforts. She is survived by four children, Rebecca Roth of Boston, Sarah Goldblatt of Sands Point, N.Y., Alexander Roth of London, England, and Abigail Roth of New Haven, Conn; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast at 2688 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida 34236. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME

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