Harold E. Roush of 8610 E. Main Street, Clymer, N.Y., died on Saturday afternoon Aug. 18, 2012.
Harold was the son of the late Maurice S. and Clara E. Gothard Roush. He was born July 16, 1928, in Panama, N.Y., and graduated from Panama Central School in 1946. Harold was employed at Ohio Rubber and Norquist Products prior to moving to Clymer following his marriage to Kathryn Groters Roush, who survives, on Oct. 19, 1948. After their marriage, Harold enjoyed life as a dairy farmer from 1950 until retiring in 1993.They lived on their first farm which was located on Brownell Road for 27 years and continued farming on East Main Street in Clymer after 1971. That farm earned the honor of being a Dairy of Distinction during the 1980's. After retiring, Harold and Kay enjoyed spending winters at their home in St. Cloud, Fla., for 12 years.
Always an example of a loving and humble Christian man to his children, Harold was a member of Abbe Reformed Church for 63 years, having served as both deacon and elder. He also served as a Dairymen's League committeeman, was on the Clymer Grievance Board and served as a Holland Cemetery board member.
Harold E. Roush
In addition to his wife Kay, others surviving Mr. Roush are his three daughters, Sharon (Ben) Fergus and Sandra (Jeff) Allen both of Virginia, and Suzanne (Tom) Wolters of Michigan; three granddaughters, Kelly (Matthew) Jackson of Illinois, Kristen (Mark) Van Stee of Michigan and Katlyn Allen of Virginia; two great-granddaughters, Abigail Jackson and Aleigha Van Stee; one sister, Eleanor Tyler of Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Emogene Newhouse of Rochester and Jane Roush of California; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Belconis of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George E. Roush; his sister, Betty Jane Belconis; and his parents-in-law, Walter and Coral Groters.
Friends and family were received at Spitzer Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were at the Abbe Reformed Church at 595 Clymer Sherman Rd, Clymer, N.Y., at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, officiated by the Reverend David Waldo of the Greenfield Baptist Church. Interment was at the Holland Cemetery in Clymer.
Memorials may be given to the Abbe Reformed Church or the Clymer Fire Department.