Arlene E. Roth, a former court officer, died Thursday in the McAuley Residence, Town of Tonawanda, after a brief illness. She was 96.
Born Arlene Dwyer in Syracuse, she moved to this area in 1949, settling with her first husband, John Joyce, in Niagara Falls. There, she was active in Catholic school organizations.
She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and volunteered 38 years at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, where she also served two terms as president of its St. Francis Guild.
After her husband died in 1963, she worked at the former Marine Trust Bank and later became a court officer. She worked for State Supreme Court Justice John S. Marsh and then Niagara County Family Court Judge William L. Kellick.
After retiring from family court, she moved to Kenmore to be closer to family. There, she volunteered at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and was a parishioner of St. Paul's Catholic Church, where she was a member of its Women's Sodality and senior groups.
She married Herman Roth in 1973. He died two years later.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila J. Ginnane and Arlene E. Disparti; and a son, Mark V. Joyce.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Delaware Avenue at Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore.