Herman ‘Jake’ Roush Jr., 82

Herman 'Jake' Roush Jr.

Herman 'Jake' Roush Jr.

NAPLES — Herman “Jake” “Rusty” Roush Jr., 82, beloved husband of Patricia A. (Mazzeo) Roush, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.

He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. on Dec. 26, 1930, the son of Herman J. Roush and Beatrice (Ashenfelter) Roush and lived in Billerica, Mass. for many years before moving to Naples in 1991.

Mr. Roush served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retired in 1968. He later was employed as a plant engineer at Analog Devices in Wilmington for 20 years. While living in Naples, Mr. Roush was a former chairman of the appeals board, a member of the VFW and a charter member of the Sebago Lake Anglers. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Besides his wife of 59 years, Mr. Roush is survived by his sons, John Roush of Illinois and Joel Roush of Massachusetts; a daughter, Janet Grandfield of Naples; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Roush was the brother of the late Michael Roush and Maryann Bietz.

A Memorial Mass was held Wednesday at St. Theresa Church, 466 Boston Road, Billerica at 10:30 a.m. Burial ceremony at Crooked River Cemetery will be held Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Arrangements under the care of Sweeney Funeral Home, 66 Concord Road, Billerica, Mass. (www.sweeneymemorialfh.com).

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