Eleanor J. Roush
June 3, 1929 – February 16, 2021
Eleanor Roush 1929 - 2021
"There is a time to be born and a time to die. Today, February 16, 2021 is my time to leave this world. My parents, deceased, Olive and John Sherwood of Beaver, had me as an only child. We have been life-long members of Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver, and I have many great memories there.
After graduating from Beaver High School, I studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. When I met Tom from Rochester, I quickly converted him to a Beaver "cake". I've always loved living in our lovely laid-back town. The last 50 years Brighton Township has been our home.
Tom and I were blessed with two daughters and one son. In the 1960's we owned and operated Roush Electronics for over 40 years. When the empty nest syndrome took over me, I decided to get my real estate license. I worked for the Pauley Agency and then Crestwood Agency. A total of 18 years. Each time I found that new home for someone and handed them the keys, it was the big smile that made it all worthwhile.
When I retired, I spent time doing one of the things I love - working as a volunteer with the humane society. My pets are my second love, after my family. Of the 10 I've owned, 7 have been adopted.
Tom and I had, by this time, been married 60 years!!! Are you listening Hollywood?
Our first born was Bonnie Dianne who married William Caples of Rochester, New York. They now reside in Sarasota, Florida. They walk into a room and immediately everyone is their friend. Bonnie never fails to say "love you mom" at the end of a phone call. A daughter so giving and a real charmer. Just don't ask her to find your car in a big parking lot.
Tom, our only son, is from Brighton Township and worries about everything. He makes sure my recycle gets to the curb or dad gets his medicine. Always a hands-on guy with our rentals and electronic business, he's a son all mothers wish for.
Terri Lyn is our youngest who married Brad Haswell of Beaver, Together they had 2 beautiful daughters and lived in Industry. Sadly Brad died when they were only 9 and 3 years old. Now at ages 28 (Madison Nicole) and 22 (Sydney Marie), Terri has done a wonderful job of raising two high honor students. As a single parent, she is totally dedicated herself to them. You could call Tom our son, or Terri day or night and they would be there.
Has my life been full? Oh yes indeed. I know I'll miss my family, but I'm looking forward to a wonderful experience with my Lord. I saw my guardian angel once in my bedroom as I was getting up and have had several miracles since. The next time you see Terri, ask her about them.
I chose not to have any viewing. I hate to be stared at. So save your money on flowers and do me one last favor. It means alot to me. Please donate in my name to the Beaver County Humane Society, Monaca, Pa.
Tom and I will be laid to rest in the Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. Tom and I call them our bunk beds.
And so dear friends, I'll miss all of you who have kept in touch all these years. Do I regret anything? Just one. I will miss watching my two granddaughters walk down the aisle or holding my grand babies. And so I will move on to the next phase of life. God bless my wonderful family. Tom and I couldn't be more proud. Amen."
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Eleanor J. Roush
February 21, 2021
I'm married to Eleanor's daughter Bonnie for more years than I'm allowed to share with people but you should know that it has been a great honor to be a member of her family. She was very intelligent with great street smarts and could talk endlessly about investments and the stock market. She loved her husband her three children and her two grand children very much and talked about them non stop. You're in heaven with the guardian angel you spoke about for years so REST IN PEACE Mom.
Bonnie Roush Caples
February 18, 2021
From my mother to our family...she wanted it read at her funeral but because of covid, that was not possible :
Death is nothing
I just went to the other side.
I am I, You are You
As we were to one another
We will always be.
Call me as you always call me.
Talk to me as you always did.
Don’t change the tone of your voice.
Why should I be out of your mind
Just because I am out of sight ?
I’m not far, just on the other side of the path.
All is fine, you see.
Laugh at what we used to laugh at together.
Wipe your tears and don’t cry if you love me.
February 18, 2021
You have my deepest sympathy!
My prayers are with you during this difficult time!
February 18, 2021
I had the honor and privilege of caring for Eleanor, my beautiful “diva”, the last few years. I loved her with my whole heart and soul! We had endless talks and laughs and bonded over our love of makeup and hair. Her pride and joy was her family and her current dog, Sophia Loren- all of whom I came to love like a second family along the way. Although, selfishly, my heart is broken to not have her here any longer, I take great comfort in knowing she lived such a full, amazing life! I thank her for the friendship, love, and generosity she shared with me always!