Bob Roush, 87

Robert Duane Roush, of Sun City, SC, husband of Margaret Eckhardt Roush, died on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home, of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Benton Harbor, on August 6, 1931 to Harry and Louise Gross Roush, the third of four boys. He is survived by his oldest brother, Wally (wife Jackie) of Fall Brook, California. His brothers, Richard and Norman, predeceased him. Also surviving are his wife, Margaret, his son Robert (wife Kathy) of Fairfield, CT., daughter Katherine of the home address, grandchildren Christina, Daniel, Timothy and many nieces and nephews.
Bob grew up in Three Rivers, and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1949, having played on the football, basketball and golf teams.
Bob was in the Michigan National Guard for three years and the U.S. Navy for four years. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration in 1959. That is where he and Margaret met and married in 1957. Bob was employed with American Airlines from 1959-1962. Then in 1962 he joined IBM, where he became a Senior Programmer and traveled all over the world, in his work. He lived, most of that time, in White Plains, NY, enjoying in his spare time playing golf and sailing on Long Island Sound. He retired from IBM in 1987 and moved to New Jersey.
In 1988 he and Margaret moved to Hilton Head, SC. Having played many sports, he now focused on golf and was employed by the Sea Pines Company as a starter and ranger. In a few years he joined the Sea Pines Country Club where he enjoyed the competition of tournaments. In 1994 they moved to Essex, CT and in 2001 moved to Bradenton, FL. Then, in 2005, back to the Lowcountry and Sun City, SC. Here he enjoyed golfing, making and sailing radio controlled sailboats and making music. He played his ukulele with the Strummers and sometimes the piano, when they would entertain at the nursing homes.
The family would like to thank Hospice Care of the Lowcountry for providing wonderful care during Bob’s illness. Also, thanks to Caring Hearts Nursing Service, especially Kathleen, Lisa, Cora and Jamilla.
There will be a private gravesite service in New Jersey, in September. The family asks that if you would like to make a donation in Bob’s memory, that it be to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P. O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC, 29910, or to any charity of your choice.
Sauls Funeral Home assisted in Bluffton, SC and The Marinella Funeral Home will assist in Hammonton, NJ.

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