Donald P. Rose

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/25/2009 14:00:00

Willard OH 44890 10/26/2009 10:00:00

Donald P. Rose, age 86, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, October 23, 2009 in Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard. He was born on May 22, 1923 in Monroeville, Ohio to the late Ralph and Louise (Rock) Rose and had been a Willard resident the majority of his life. He was graduate of Monroeville High School and served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Mr. Rose was employed 43 years with the B&O Railroad/CSX Transportation in Willard as a carman and cook for the wreck train. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Monroeville and Willard American Legions, a founding member of the Huron County Pheasants Forever, the NRA, and a member of the NicklePlate/Mad River Railroad Museum in Bellevue. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, playing euchre and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jim and Teresa Rose of Delaware, OH; John and Audrey Rose of Jacksonville, FL; and Richard Rose of Willard; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary and Dennis Rees of Willard; Barb and Jerry Eitle of Willard; Carol and Ed Kelsey of Greenwich; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Robert Rose of Avon Lake, OH; and a sister, Irene Bishop of Monroeville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Kriss) Rose in 2005, whom he married on Oct. 25, 1952; and a sister, Virginia Hoose; and a daughter-in-law, Paula J. Rose..
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where a prayer service will be held at 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 AM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Monroeville, Ohio. Memorial expressions can be made to the St. Francis Xavier Church. Online condolences can be made at


Dave - Nov 1, 2009

Never have I had to be so far from home and family and have to deal with the loss of a loved one who was so important to me. I will miss you very much grandpa as we all will. We will never forget you.

Gary West - Oct 28, 2009

To the entire Rose family, I am sorry to hear of your Fathers passing, it is always hard when a loved one passes on. Time will heal the pain but the loving memories will always remain with you. I have nothing but fond memories or the entire family. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow. Gary West & Family, Stuart, Fl.

Keith Coleman - Oct 28, 2009

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Rose while he was in Med Central Hospital and I was his nurse. I enjoyed talking to him about his family and his joy in shooting. He was a good man and has a wonderful family who I know will miss him. You have my deepest sympathy.

Tom Smith - Oct 27, 2009

Carol & Family, I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Your in our prayers, keep your fathers memories close, as the years go on they become even more special. Thinking of you all.

Rich and Marcy Little - Oct 26, 2009

Barb, Jerry and family… We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know he meant a lot to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rich and Marcy Little

Rich and Marcy Little - Oct 26, 2009

Barb, Jerry and family… We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know he meant a lot to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rich and Marcy Little

Carol Gaines - Oct 26, 2009

To the Rose Family,
Jim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is never easy to lose a love one.
To those who belong to the Family of Faith, we
leave these words of comfort. ” To be absent in the physical body, means we are in the spiritual presence of the Lord”. ” Even though I shall walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for thy are with me”. Our Lord and Savior, will sustain you during this difficult time. ”
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Gaines
(Carol) – National Center for Judical Security
US Marshals Service
2604 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22301

Sheila Fleming - Oct 25, 2009

I want to express my sincere condolences to the entire Rose family. It was a great pleasure to have taken care of your dad. He must been an amazing dad because it reflected on all of you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Gale - Oct 25, 2009

Carol, Barb, Mary, Richard, John, Jim & Families,
Your Dad was so gentle and I’ll never forget his mischievous smile. I have such fond memories of the Rose Family. So sorry I won’t be at the service, but my every thought is with each of you during this time. Hugs to all of you. Carol, I’ll call when things settle. Love to All.

Terry, Ronda & Terry Jr. Copsey - Oct 25, 2009

Barb, Jerry & family, Carol, Ed & family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. God bless, Terry, Ronda & Terry Jr. Copsey

Jim - Oct 24, 2009

Never has a man said so little and given so much. Thanks for everything. A son could never ask for a better example of how to live. You will live in my heart for the rest of my life.
I know you are with Mom now and a Euchre game has broken out in heaven. God bless you, but He better not make trump if you’re at the table!

Troy B. Predieri - Oct 24, 2009

Barb & Family
sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Troy & Sharon

BARB JONES - Oct 24, 2009


Robbin Kochel - Oct 24, 2009

Dear Carol,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know he will be missed by you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Matt - Oct 24, 2009

I loved my grandpa very much

Bev Minich - Oct 24, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know he will be missed by all of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Carol, if you need anything at all, I am here for you. Love, Bev

John - Oct 24, 2009

My Best Friend and Father went to be with Family and Friends. There is an emptyness in my heart forever that will never be replaced. Thanks for all the Great years Dad!

Don and Donna Myers - Oct 23, 2009

We send our sympathy to the family at this time of great loss. May your cherished memories bring you great comfort.

Michelle&Terry - Oct 23, 2009

Dear John,
Terry and I are sorry to here about your dad. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. You were so lucky to have a father like Donald and he was truly blessed to have son like you.

Michelle and Terry

Sharon Sebolt - Oct 23, 2009

I am so sorry to here of Don’s death. He will surely be missed…I loved when he got to gather on Thrusdays to have breakfast he was such the card..Escpecially when him and Jin would atrat fighting over the Bill…My prays are with you and I love you all

Cyndi & Ken Shoup - Oct 23, 2009

Mary and family, I was sorry to here about the passing of your father. Just know that you and your family are in our prayers and if you need anything please call me. Cyndi & Ken

Cheryl Teel - Oct 23, 2009

I’m sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer - Oct 23, 2009

My Grandpa was a great man. He taught me a lot about life and cards! He will always hold a near and dear piece of my heart. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard,but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Donna Hutchison - Oct 23, 2009

Dear Carol and Family we are so very sorry for your loss, we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Donna Hutchison