Born, January 7, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan son of the late John Whitney and Mercedes (Walters) Roush passed away , at age 63, at his home on Saturday, December 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Tom moved to the Lansing area when he was hired by the Lansing Fire Department. He loved the City of Lansing and felt fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work, for 28 years, in a job he loved. Immediately after his retirement in 2005, he began a second career as an instructor at the Lansing Community College Fire Academy.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Susan Crimmins Roush; their two sons, Thomas F. (Danielle) Roush II, Jared W. Roush; granddaughter, Ila S. Roush; sister, Mary (Joe) Karey; brother, John Whitney (Sandra) Roush; sister, Beverly (Rich) Bousson; father-in-law, William Crimmins; in-laws, Maureen (Bob) Farag, Joanne Crimmins, Elizabeth (Michael) Cunningham, Claire (Duane) Panazzo, Michael (Kelly) Crimmins, Regina (Greg) Gardiner, Mary (John) Starks, William (Linda) Crimmins, and many loving nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his nephew, John Whitney Roush, III.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. John Klein at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow, Lansing. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Tuesday from 2:00 – 5:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a Scripture Service to be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by a time of sharing by friends and family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Tom, to ALS of Michigan, 24359 Northwestern Hwy. – Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48075