Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Philip F. Rose (October 23, 2011)

Philip F. Rose of Greenville, Ohio, age 92, died on October 23, 2011. He was born on September 1, 1919 in Englewood, NJ, the son of Philip Christian and Pauline Schwan Rose. Philip and his wife, Theodate J. Rose moved to Greenville in May 2009 after spending the prior twenty four years in Vero Beach, FL following Philip’s retirement from the E.I. DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE. Mr. Rose was also General Sales Manager – Penetone Co. in Tenafly, NJ; Director of Sales – Clarkson Labs, Camden, NJ; Co-owner of Golden State Chemical, Woodside, CA.

Philip and Theodate were married at the First Presbyterian Church in NY, NY on October 2, 1948. Besides his wife, Mr. Rose is survived by two sons, Thomas Philip Rose (spouse Judy Moody Rose) of Florence, MT and Paul Andrew Rose (spouse Loraine Groover Rose) of Greenville, OH. Mr. Rose has a sister, Dorothy Svenson of Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Rose has three grand children Andrea Rose Weigand (spouse Brendan) of Phillipsburg, OH; Alison Rose Hagerman (spouse Brian) of Bozeman, MT and Thomas Andrew Rose of San Francisco, CA. and a great grandchild Benjamin Morgan Weigand. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Morgan Thomas Rose on May 17, 2010 son of Tom and Judy Rose.

Philip was President of the Newtown, CT Chamber of Commerce; Councilman Closter, NJ; Chairman Cub Scouts of Closter, NJ; served on the Board of Trustees, Englewood NJ Hospital; member of the Masonic lodge # 115 A.M. Englewood, NJ; B.P.O.E. lodge # 1991, Redwood City, CA and a member of the Riverton NJ country Club.

Mr. Rose received his bachelor of letters in Journalism from Rutgers University where he began his career as a reporter for the Bergen Evening Record, Hackensack, NJ. Philip F. Rose served six years in the U.S. Army, was editor of Medico, Camp Lee, VA and participated in the D – Day invasion of Normandy where his ship, The Charles Morgan, was sunk by a German dive bomber. Mr. Rose also survived the V-Weapon siege in Antwerp, Belgium. He finished his service as editor of the Berlin Sentinel in Berlin, Germany.

At the request of family, there will be no repose or visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.