Joan Blanken Roth


Joan Blanken Roth, of Potomac, died on Jan. 8.

She was married to her husband, Paul, for 44 years until his death in 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Roth (Mary Vaskas), and sons, Richard Roth (Linda) and Daniel Roth. She is also survived by her sister, Diane Mesirow; brother, Bill Blanken; sisters-in-law, Shirlee Blanken and Charlotte Wolfe; grandchildren, Jake, Michael and Jennifer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan was a lifelong resident of the Washington area and a graduate of George Washington University. After working for the United States Department of Agriculture and raising her family, she played an active role in the management of Roth Theatres and Roth Companies.

An enthusiastic gardener and reader, she enjoyed world travel and was an avid patron of the arts in the Washington area. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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