March 31, 1922 - June 8, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11 a.m., St. Paul Catholic Church
Edwin L. “Dubbs” Roush, age 89, of Westerville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at his home. He was born March 31, 1922 in Blacklick, OH to late Don C. and May (Lamp) Roush, Sr. Graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School and graduated from Otterbein College where he met his college sweetheart Marilou. While at Otterbein he was football captain and quarterbacked the 1946 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship team. His dedication to Otterbein is best exemplified by serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, receiving an honorary Doctorate degree and in the construction of Roush Hall. Elected to the Gahanna Lincoln Hall of Fame and Otterbein “O” Club Hall of Fame. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Dubbs was always a leader; proud owner of Roush Hardware, Roush Honda and Roush Sporting Goods. His motto “The Friendly Ones” captures both his spirit and work philosophy. Former President of Westerville Rotary Club and Hardware Wholesalers, Inc.. An active member and supporter of St. Paul Catholic Church. Dubbs was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was uncommonly devoted to his family and community and his generosity is evident not only in the foundations of Westerville, but in the hearts of his children. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marilou; devoted children, Wendy, Susie (Danny), Larry, Dan and Cindy (Chip); grandchildren, Tom, Maggie, Kevin, Jordan, Dusty, Charlotte, Jaqui, Aaron, Jennifer, Rob, Ryan, Jeremy, Melissa and Emily; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Helen (Mac) McDonald of Medina, OH. Preceded in death by his brothers, Ernest and Don. Funeral mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, Monday at 11 a.m. where family will receive friends 1 hour before mass, Rev. Fr. Charles Klinger, celebrant. Interment Otterbein Cemetery by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Otterbein “O” Club or St. Paul Catholic Church Building Fund.