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John F. Rose

August 15, 1929 ~ June 30, 2018 (age 88)

SUFFIELD, OHIO - John F. Rose, 88, formerly of Conneaut OH passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Heather Knoll Nursing Home in Munroe Falls, Ohio.   Born August 15, 1929 in Erie, PA he was the son of Malone & Pauline (Fawcett) Rose.  He served in the US Air Force from 1950 - 1954 during the Korean War and was stationed in Naples, Italy.  John obtained the rank of Staff Sargent before being honorably discharged.  After the service, he became employed by General Tire Chemical Plant in Ashtabula, Ohio as maintenance mechanic, eventually becoming supervisor.  While attending the First Baptist Church in Conneaut, he was a vital part of a team responsible for rebuilding and renovating the church sanctuary, Sunday school classrooms, and the meeting hall/kitchen.  John acquired a wooden boat from his uncle that he completely rebuilt and was soon fishing every morning before going to work on 2nd shift. After his father-in-law purchased a cottage on Lake Erie in West Springfield, PA., John completely renovated the cottage with electricity and water.  It soon became a haven for summer vacations.  Moving to Suffield in 1973, he worked for Gencorp in Mogadore OH as a safety engineer and retired in August of 1991.  John was an active member of the Community Baptist Church in Tallmadge, Ohio. He continued to hone his woodworking skills and became a master wood cabinet maker, building furniture that rivaled the best. His most prized projects were a full size hammer dulcimer, a grandfather clock, and an Early American Pillar and Scroll shelf clock with wooden gears.  He was preceded in death by his life companion of 61 years, Carol Louise (Connors) Rose.  John is survived by his children, David (Susan) Rose of Wilmington NC, Paul (Linda) Rose of Springfield MO, and Laura (Michael) Wallace of Butte MT. His grandchildren, Jennifer Wilkins, Jonathan Rose, Noelle Myles, Lacey Whitaker and Aubrey Rose. His great-grandchildren, Caroline Wilkins, Lucy Rose, Oliver Rose, Elijah Myles, Gideon Myles, and Noah Rose.  Calling hours will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.  Graveside service will be held Thursday at 1:30 PM at Glenwood Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to ALS Society, www.alsa.org  or  MS Society, www.nationalmssociety.org in care of Marcy Funeral Home.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Please sign the guestbook at marcyfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

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