Robert Dwight Roadman


Died February 5, 2013,Richmond, VA

College: Berkeley

Widow: Mrs. Bonnie S. Roadman
3101 Darnley Drive
Richmond, VA 23235-2523

Children: Susan, 1974; Seth, 1985

Robert Dwight Roadman, 73, of Richmond and formerly of Warrenton, died on Feb. 5, 2013 at his home.

He was born at Johnstown, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1939, the son of the late Robert A. and Ruth Jenkins Roadman.

Mr. Roadman graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and then attended Yale University, graduating in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. In 1966, he earned his juris doctor degree from George Washington University Law School and was appointed law clerk to the Honorable Alexander Holtzoff, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. After completing the clerkship, he practiced of law in Washington with the law firm of Danzansky and Dickey, where he was primarily responsible for antitrust litigation.

Mr. Roadman practiced engaged law in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia for 38 years. During that period, he was well respected for maintaining strict ethical and high professional standards. Upon his retirement in 2002, Mr. and Mrs. Roadman moved to Richmond, where he began his most enjoyable second career of teaching business law courses at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business.

He was an ardent golfer much of his adult life and in his younger adult years was an avid foxhunter with the Warrenton Hunt. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, the Fauquier Club in Warrenton and Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Schwab Roadman; two children, Susan Douglas Roadman of Greenville, N.C., and Seth Jenkins Roadman of Richmond, and his constant companion, Wally the Dachshund.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Christ Church, 95 Green St. in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice