Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Gary Alan Roth 
Visitation: Friday, September 13, 2019, from 1 - 4 pm at Stroo Funeral Home   
Memorials: Please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Gary's name 

Gary Alan Roth, age 60, of Midland, MI, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 9, 2019 at his new home in Caledonia, MI. Gary was born on June 18, 1959 at The Women's Hospital in Detroit, MI. He received his under graduate degree from Central Michigan University and obtained his Doctorate Degree from The University of South Carolina. He retired from Dow Chemical Company in March, 2019 after 32 years as a Synthetic Organic Chemist. In his life he enjoyed golf, family, and friends. Although he will be sadly missed, he will always be remembered for his straightforwardness, his quick wit, and dry sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Katie, and his sons, Lance and Drew. Memorial visitation will be held from 1 - 4 pm on Friday, September 13, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Gary's name.  

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

Comments  

# Kent Woodburn 2019-09-14 01:46
Gary and I joined Dow Ag Products at about the same time in the mid-1980s and I quickly realized how fortunate I was to work with one of the finest chemists I’ve ever known, and more importantly, one of the most positive, optimistic people I’d ever known. On our projects, Gary would not accept “No” as an answer, as he was always able to work around an obstacle and find a solution. I suspect that these same qualities carried over into his life with family, which I suspect Gary would hold as his greatest joy. Think of the legacy he left you -- a curiosity about life, a hunger for knowledge, a passion for the outdoors, an example of a life whose riches owe little to money, a sense that anything is possible if you work hard, a model of what a father and husband should be. Those are all great gifts. Cherish them. Gary was clearly blessed to have you all, as you were to have him.
# Lynn McClymont 2019-09-13 16:00
Gary was an amazing mentor and friend when I was his co-op out at "the farm". He inspired me to be an authentic scientist. I would not be where I am today were it not for his encouragement and unwavering support. Many thanks Gary
# Bill Langer 2019-09-13 01:38
I miss you Gary.
# Paul Lewer 2019-09-12 19:25
Gary was one of the first scientists I worked with out at “the farm” when I joined Dow in 1988. Down the years I always respected Gary for his high degree of technical skill and his straightforward no-BS personal style. While we only worked together on a few projects, I followed his career from afar (Indianapolis) and was glad to see the recognition he received in recent years. Gary touched many Dow/Dow Agro folks down the years and he will be remembered fondly and missed.

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