Obituary of Arthur Roth
Arthur J. Roth, age 77 of Palm Beach, Florida and Loudonville, NY died suddenly on Sunday August 6, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Arthur was born in Albany and was a graduate of School 23, Albany High School and Syracuse University where he earned his BS. He also did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. He was an Army Veteran and served as a 2nd Lt. from 1961-1963. Arthur was a certified public accountant who founded and served as Managing Director of Roth, Lurie, Nobis and Company from 1968 to 1992. Arthur served as Deputy Commissioner of Operations with the NYS Dept of Tax and Finance from 1996 to 1999 and later served as Commissioner of Taxation and Finance from 1999 to 2003. He served as Senior Consulting Director of Coopers and Lybrand LLP from 1992 to 1996 and a Director of their Financial Advisory Practice for Upstate NY in 1990.
He served as Chairman of the Governors Empire Zone Designation Board, the Special Commission on Tax Exempt Property for the City of Albany and the Albany Municipal Water Finance Authority, among others. He served on the Board of Directors of MVP Healthcare, Harriman Research Technology and Development Corp, and the Albany Molecular Research Institute.
. Arthur was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth where he served on the Board of Directors. He was active with the United Jewish Appeal, and served on the Board of Directors of SPAC. Arthur received the Rudolph Giuliani Award for overseeing operations of the Emergency Call Center for Sept 11. He was also a member and Past President of the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Arthur so enjoyed spending time with family and friends, boating on Lake George, skiing and golfing.
Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy Einhorn Roth. Cherished father of Amy Roth Hoffman (Michael) of Loudonville, NY and Laura Roth (Vince Zandri) also of Loudonville, NY. Adored grandfather of Alexandra Roth Hoffman, Ella Charlotte Hoffman and Ava Roth Zandri. Brother in law of Steven and Sherry Einhorn of Delmar, Peter Einhorn and Drue Pollack of Tequesta, Florida Judith Roth of Loudonville. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard Roth. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Services at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road in Albany on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00am. Interment will follow in the Beth Emeth Cemetery in Loudonville. The period of mourning will be observed at the Roth residence on Thursday and Saturday evenings from 7-9pm. Those wishing to remember Arthur in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dept of Bone Marrow Transplants, 450 Brookline Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215 or the Northeast Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund , 950 New Loudon Road # 330, Latham, NY 12110 .