BOARDMAN, Ohio – Britain M. Roush, 27, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Britain was born March 19, 1989 in Youngstown to Dr. Gregory and Monica Roush, the third of seven children.
He attended St. Barnabus preschool in Macedonia, Ohio and St Charles School in Boardman. A 2007 honors graduate of Boardman High School, Britain distinguished himself in Latin, literature and journalism, earning a number of awards and election to the National Honor Society and he was a member of the champion Quiz Bowl team.
Britain was awarded an academic scholarship to Westminster College where he continued his education for two years before taking a medical leave of absence and his intellectual and literary pursuits continued throughout his life with the gift of sophisticated computer technology.
With his brothers, Brit was a Civil War history buff and loved anything related to Tolkein, James Bond, Seinfeld, Conan, the Simpsons and Star Wars but his interests were far-ranging.
His younger sisters could usually be found on his lap or riding along on his power wheelchair with him. He was an avid gamer, a tech enthusiast and a huge Beatles fan.
Britain is survived by his parents; three brothers, Cpt. Patrick (Molly) Roush of Gahanna, Ohio, Adam Roush of Boardman and Zachary (Kirsten) Roush of Eugene, Oregon; three sisters, Hannah (Gregory) Sutliff of Kinsman, Ohio, Vanessa and Isabella Roush of Boardman; three nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Normal Westbeld.
The family on behalf of Britain wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to the hundreds of people whose immeasurable acts of kindness, generosity and compassion touched Britain’s life, easing and enriching it in measures large and small. Each is treasured and held dear.
In honor of Britain’s life and of this holy season Britain will be laid to rest following private memorial services.
Contributions in Britain’s memory may be considered to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Make A Wish Foundation, the Thomas Kennedy Memorial scholarship fund at Boardman High School and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley.
Arrangements handled by Fox Funeral Home.