SACO — Donald M. Roth Sr. passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at his home on Wildwood Drive.

He was born in Bath, Penn-sylvania on Oct. 15, 1943, the son of Wilson and Pearl Fehnel Roth.

Donald graduated from Northampton High School in Pennsylvania in 1961 and went into the Air Force in January 1962.

He was then stationed at Pease Air Force Base where he met his wife, Glen Ellen Mehlman. They would have celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Feb. 15.

Don then worked at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard until 1967. He became a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, a job he loved for 38 years. He hauled for St. Johnsbury Trucking Co., Inc. for 25 years, then went to work for R.C. Moore until he retired. Don was a proud member of Teamsters Union Local 340.

Don served as the president of Saco Little League for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially entertaining his grandchildren when they were young. He enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. He loved snowmobiling and was a fan of cars and racing. Don was an avid newspaper reader.


Donald is preceded in death by: his sister, Lorraine Fehnel.

He is survived by: his wife Glen Ellen Roth; his son, Donald Roth, Jr. and his wife Kimberly; daughters, Lindsey Ann Atkinson and her husband Aaron, Lisa Tripp and her husband Mike, Lorali (Lori) Roth Smith and her husband Carl and their sons Dylan and Andrew; his brother, Roy W. Roth and his wife Gloria; brothers-in-law, Warren Fehnel and Gordon Mehlman and his wife Kathy; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St., Saco.

Spring burial will take place at the Dunstan Cemetery, Scarborough. Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s honor to the Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk, 46 Holland Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043.