Thomas J. Roush

October 10, 1938 - January 7, 2017
Thomas J. Roush
Thomas J. Roush, age 78, of Salineville Passed away at home on Saturday, January 7, 2017, after a lengthy illness.  The son of the late James and Alice (Jennings) Roush, he was born in East Liverpool on October 18, 1938 and with the exception of his time in the service, he had lived his entire life here and attended David Anderson High School in Lisbon.
Tom was never one to shy away from his country or his community.  He had served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 -1967. While in the U.S. Navy, Tom was on board the USS Sabalo, commissioned the USS Sam Rayburn, and graduated from Navy submarine school and Navy nuclear power school, achieving the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class.   Tom transferred from the Navy, and he joined the U.S. Army and served from 1967 to 1978.  After eleven years in the Army and serving two tours in Vietnam, receiving two bronze stars and a purple heart, Tom retired as a Chief Warrant Officer.
After serving his country for 20 years, he came home and taught Mechanics/Environmental Technologies at the Columbiana County Career Center retiring in 2000.  He was a Future Farmers of American advisor for 22 years.  Tom served two terms on the Southern Local School Board, was a member of the Hog and Lamb Committee for the Columbiana County Fair, was a former Firefighter, Captain, and Trustee of the Highlandtown Fire Department from 1978 to 2004, being awarded “Firefighter of the Year” twice and served one term as a Wayne Twp. Trustee.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Carole (Whitaker) Roush July of 2003.  They were married March 28, 1959.
He is survived by three sons; Mark Roush of Stafford, Virginia, Tim Roush and his wife, Jean, of Wellsville, and Thomas “Chip” Roush and his wife, Lindsey, of Salineville. He is also survived by one brother, Ralph Roush of East Palestine, 10 grandchildren; Brittany, Breanna, Alan, Vinny, Erin, Tyler, Jacob, Carlene, Veronica and Lexi and 5 great grandchildren; Emily, Addison, Heidi, Mackenzie, and Noah.
Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes with Fred O. May officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlandtown Cemetery where the Tri-State Burial Group will accord military honors.
Friends may call at the Calcutta funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  Local Fire Departments will pay their respects with a walk through at 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, it was Tom’s wishes that his friends would donate their time or money to their local volunteer fire departments.
Friends may sign the guest book, send condolences or view this obituary online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.

Service

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
12:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

Burial

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Highlandtown Cemetery - Directions

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

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  • January 09, 2017
    David and Geneva Wilson-Williamsburg, Va says:
    Tom was like a brother to me and I am sorry we cannot get there for the services. Carol was like a sister to Geneva, my wife, and the families grew together in Denbigh, Va while Tom was in the Army. We will certainly miss him and look forward to seeing Tim and the rest of the family in the future. Our best regards to the family in this very difficult time.

  • January 09, 2017
    Gary Andrews says:
    Tom was a great friend and fellow teacher with me at the CCCTC. I have great memories of our conversations and I will truly miss him. God Bless the Family.

  • January 10, 2017
    Tony Krukowski says:
    RIP Tom. Our condolences go out to your family and friends. I will always remember you as a dedicated member of the Southern Local Board of Education and teacher at the JVS. But most of all, I'll remember you as a true friend and person committed to helping shape the lives of many young people.

  • January 10, 2017
    David & Barb Lawrence says:
    Rest in Peace, Tom. He was truly a special person. he taught me many things while I taught at the Career Center. I enjoyed stopping at the house when I would stop back in Columbiana County and with tom it was like you never left. Chip, I hope you are still using Australian Winning Rules when it comes to golf. Wish I could be there to help celebrate Toms life. He was truly a special man.

  • January 10, 2017
    Sue Ann Moore Merriman lit a candle:
    Lit since January 10, 2017 at 1:33:09 AM