Donald Dale Roush, 74, of Chapel Hill, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Clare Bridge of Chapel Hill.
Donald was a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and the son of the late Claude Hubert and Evelyn Kaiser Roush. Mr. Roush was a veteran and proudly served in the United States Air Force. He also had a distinguished career in law enforcement, having served as a deputy sheriff in Indiana, as an inspector for the U.S. Postal Service and as a private contractor for the Department of Defense. Donald attended University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.
Donald always loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed the Washington, D.C., area, as he had a passion for history and museums. His hobbies included deep-sea fishing trips and watching football and baseball games. Donald also liked to listen to music and to read. He had a natural connection and love for all animals, and likewise they were drawn to him.
Mr. Roush is survived by his wife, Marilyn Joy Roush, of Chapel Hill; one son, Donald I. Roush, and wife, Amy, of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Diane Roush of Durham, N.C., and Katherine Roush of Raleigh; one brother, Michael E. Roush of Union City, Ind.; and a grandson, Samuel M. Roush.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc.) Chapter 2108 in Chapel Hill, Attn.: Alzheimerâ€™s Research contributions, or to your local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police in care of the benevolence fund. Walkerâ€™s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is assisting the Roush family.