OBITUARY

William Martin Roush

December 18, 1946January 7, 2021

William (Bill) Martin Roush unexpectedly passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 74. Bill was born on December 18, 1946 in Cambria, Pennsylvania to the late William C. and Dorothy Roush.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra Roush, sons, Shawn (Hilary) Roush and Wesley Roush, grandchildren, Dezmond Villarreal, Vanessa Roush, Adam Bergin, Brandon Roush, Eric Roush, and JR Roush. He is also survived by his brothers Bob Roush and Danny Roush, sisters, Pat Mihelic and Rebecca (Howard) Steele, and neighbors Felicia Sobczak and Kristopher Sobczak and their sons William and Garret Sobczak as great grandchildren (Pop Pop).

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 10AM-12PM [Viewing 10-11, and services are from 11-12] at Christ’s Church of the Valley, 7007 W Happy Valley Road, Peoria, AZ 85383 – Building 400. Park on the south side of the church grounds. Funeral services begin at 12:45PM where Bill will be laid to rest at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.

Bill met his loving wife Sandy in Phoenix Arizona at the 40th Street Church of God, they both shared their place of birth in Pennsylvania, both of their families moved to Arizona for different reasons, but they never met till they lived in Arizona. Sandy made Bill wait a whole week before saying yes! Bill was a loving husband, father, brother, grandparent and friend. He loved to mingle and was quite the social butterfly! He had the best stories from working with the City of Buckeye for 19.3 years, and prior to that he worked for JC Penny for 13 years. He was a proud man of many talents. Although his primary skill was mechanic, he skilled himself in many traits! He was a perfectionist, and had a keen eye for detail. He would dream of his projects and loved to see them through. After he retired, he never let it slow him down, still keeping up on his Westerns, organizing all the things he loved, recording every Christmas, watching and loving 2 crazy kids from across the street, and helping anyone in need. Bill loved to go out to eat, and treat his wife Sandy to a day out on the town whenever possible. If there was one thing anyone knew was that Bill loved his wife Sandy very much, it was a love that could never be broken, and grew stronger every day! Bill and Sandy did everything together, weather it was cleaning houses, small projects, watching TV with the kids, making peanut bags for all the kids for Christmas (A family tradition). Wherever one was, the other was sure to follow. Bill was a collector of more than just mechanic parts, he had Hot Wheels, John Wayne, Gun supplies, Camping gear, Christmas ornaments, and so much more! If you needed something, Bill probably had it.

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Nadine Salahub

January 22, 2021

Bill was a good man. Randy and I will always remember him as smiling, helpful, and caring. He will be missed. We will continue to pray for him and for the family.

Cathy Morales

January 21, 2021

Bill was a wonderful person, willing to help anyone in need. He was a caring neighbor. We will miss him very much. It was always nice to talk to him and share stories. Rest in Paradise Bill. My sincere condolences to Sandy and the family.

Alex & Cathy Morales

Linda Derrick/Delattre

January 21, 2021

I grew up with Bill and went to the same church. He was the first boy I dated. Bill was always the perfect gentleman and a wonderful, loyal friend. His sense of humor was contagious. One evening a group of us from church went to moonlight swimming at the Portage Park pool. He thought I could swim -- but I couldn't -- I was terrified of deep water. If the water was over my shoulders, I did not go into it. He picked me up and was about to throw me into the deep end of the pool. I can have a loud voice (a big mouth!) and screamed at him that I couldn't swim. He finally put me down when I started to cry. Bill was one of the most sensitive, compassionate guys I have ever known -- even as a teen-ager. I am so glad that he met and married the love of his life. Sandy, we have never met -- but please know that he was important to so many people -- and -- so are you. Love to you and yours -- and prayers to God for you and yours, my friend. -- Linda Derrick Delattre <>< (Cell phone number is 919-745-9272) Please call anytime. I am here for you.

Norma Holler/Williams

January 21, 2021

The first time I met you, you were a girlfriend. So young, beautiful and in love. Our husbands worked together at J C Penny's. They became instant friends. He stood up with you when you got married. How many years ago?? Many. I lost my husband in January 1985. You and Bill were there for me. I will always cherish the memories. Today, I am in lockdown. This covid 19 has all of us in its grip. I will be at the cemetery. Maybe just in my car, but know that I will be there, thinking of you, praying for you and wishing I could be my your side. Sandy, this is so hard. I've been in your shoes twice. Keep your chin up and one step at a time. May God Bless and walk beside you all the rest of your life. Love and sunshine...Norma Williams

Jess Overberg

January 20, 2021

Sandy, anyone who's met you and Bill knows what a bright light Bill is and how much he loves you. I have no doubt he will be watching over you every minute and he will be missed so much until we see him again. I can't wait to hear his next story when I see him. Love, Jess and Madi