Sunday, May 18, 2003

Obituary:


Corwin Roush taught science at New Richmond

By Karen Andrew
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Corwin Don "C. Don" Roush, a retired school teacher, loved teaching and his students.

"Anytime we went out to eat or shopping, there wasn't one time that one of his students didn't walk up and say how much they like him and his classes," said his wife, Martha. "He was always glad to see his former students and to know how they were doing."

Mr. Roush died May 1 at the Hospice of Cincinnati. The New Richmond resident was 77.

He taught chemistry and physics at New Richmond High School for 27 years. He retired in 1981.

He was born in Manchester, Ohio, in 1925 and grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where he graduated from Parker Cooperative High School in 1942. He attended the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State College and received his ensign rank in the Navy in 1946. He served in the South Pacific and was discharged after serving three years.

In 1948, he married Martha Kalb of Maysville, Ky. He later earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Kentucky, and a master's in teaching and chemistry at Miami University.

From 1950-52, he taught at Goforth Consolidated School near Falmouth, Ky., and was a minister for a year at Morgan Christian Church.In 1954, he moved to New Richmond.

His interests included painting, carving, woodworking, cabinetmaking, gardening and poetry writing. Because their grandchildren lived nearby, the Roushes enjoyed taking them to school and looking after them.

"He was definitely a friend as well as a husband and grandfather," Mrs. Roush said.

Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a daughter, Jan Gemma, and a son, Doug, both of New Richmond; sisters Eleanor Straub and Janet Schaffer, both of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Anderson Twp.

Memorials: Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 710784, Cincinnati, OH 45271-0784.




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