David Loth Death, Obituary – We regret to inform you that David Loth, our cherished founder and the foundation of our business, passed away. He was a wonderful person, leader, and mentor. Everyone who knew him will treasure their memories of him and mourn his passing terribly.
Please keep his family, friends, and all of his employees in your prayers. David E. Loth, 91, of Long Valley, New Jersey, died peacefully at home on February 15, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. David was conceived on September 6, 1931, in Troy, New York. Before relocating to Long Valley, he lived in Mount Olive, New Jersey, for the past 15 years. In the year 1953, David graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors in Agriculture.
He had served honorably in the US Army. David owned and operated Mendham Garden Center from 1960 to 1992, and he will continue to serve as a consultant through the fall of 2022. Because he loved farming, he began his second career in 1992 as a hay and chicken farmer, which he continued to do until the fall of 2022.
David was an active member of the choir and a devout disciple of the Fairmount Presbyterian Church. When the church hosted guests through the IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) twice a year for two weeks, he was in charge of organizing the meal preparations and day/night supervision for the homeless families participating in this program.
For more than 20 years, David and his wife Madeline offered weekly evening exercise programs with children with disabilities via the Children’s Enrichment Program (CEP) of Morris County. They were honored as the Washington Township Senior Citizens of the Year for their persistent efforts on behalf of these incredible children.
David was a talented singer and guitarist for the country-western group The Red Oak Boys. He loved being outside, therefore he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping throughout his early years. His family was his biggest love, above all else. David Loth is survived by his wife of 69 years, Madeline (Marlatt) Loth, his children, Gary Loth, Debbie and George Schroepfer, Linda and Kurt Klein, Greg and Donna Loth, as well as 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Marlatt, and a large number of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces.