Norma Janet Roth died Wednesday, November 19 in Kingston, New York, as a result of an accident. She was born January 27, 1922 to Frances Levenstein Roth and Charles Gerson Roth in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated from Smith College and Yale University Law School. She later received a Masters Degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin and did post graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley.
Miss Roth worked for several years at the Library of Congress. In the 1960’s she joined the United Nations in New York as a precis writer and during that time she assisted staff members in presenting applications to the Administrative Tribunal. She was subsequently appointed to the position of Secretary of the Joint Appeals Board, and Joint Disciplinary Committee, where she directed all cases of international civil service law pertaining to U.N. personnel. She held this post until she retired in 1982, after which she continued to provide assistance to the U.N. pro bono. For the last 26 years she
lived in Marbletown, New York, where she did volunteer work, providing legal aid and literacy training.
She is survived by her sister, Bernice Roth Wallman of Hebron, New York, her brother, Nicholas Roth and his wife Rosalie of Binghamton, New York, nine nieces and nephews, and several cousins. Funeral Services will be held privately.