Hartley E. Roush
May 02, 1949Apr 15, 2017
Hartley E. Roush, 67, lost his battle with cancer on April 15, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jeanne E. Hovenden, his daughter Carley, his son Nicholas, the children’s mother Dena Dickson, and his former spouse, Rebecca Riffe. Hartley was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the only child of Ronald E. and Mary Crane Roush, and grew up in Fairmont, WV. He attended The Hill School and Washington & Lee University where he majored in business. He managed the family department store in Fairmont for many years before moving to Richmond . He completed his law degree at the University of Richmond in 1989. As a consumer bankruptcy attorney, he was able to help thousands of people in financial crisis . He joined his wife Jeanne in their practice, Hovenden & Roush, in 2009. Hartley was a devoted and loving father. He instilled humor and ethics in the hearts of his children, which will help them throughout their lives. Hartley was an enthusiastic volunteer for FIRST robotics programs in Virginia and a mentor to his son’s robotics team, Talon 540, at Godwin High School. He and Jeanne were instrumental is helping organize a parent booster club for the team. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution in remembrance of Hartley be sent to Friends of Talon 540, P O Box 1839, Chesterfield VA 23832.
A “Farewell to Hartley” will be held on May 13, 2017, from 2pm to 5 pm, at 1703 E. Main Street, Richmond VA 23220.
Ms. Hovenden, You are thought of and prayed for during this difficult time. I will miss seeing Mr. Roush in court.God bless you,Amy Morris
We were blessed to have Hartley in our lives. He is missed by us and so many others. His role of father was a duty he performed very well. We pray for comfort and understanding during this very difficult time. Sam and Linda Dickson
We are very saddened to learn that Mr Roush passed. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers. May GOD continue to comfort you now and in the days and months to come!! He was a very nice man and will be missed by all that he encountered. Rest in peace Hartley!!
Michele & James Brown, Chester VA