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.