Dennis Merritt Rose of West Chester Dennis Merritt Rose, 75, of West Chester, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at his home, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Robert S. Rose, Jr. and the late Janet Kelly Rose. Dennis was in his 76th year, and had a long career with General Motors
. He attended Wilmington Friends School, Governor Dummer Academy in S. Byfield, Mass., and Penn State University
. Dennis was a lifetime member of the West Chester Elks Lodge
#853 and was actively involved in their activities. He was an avid reader. Surviving Dennis are a son, Brett Sanderson Rose; a sister, Devereaux R. Bruch; and Carol Lawrence, his devoted friend of many years. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc., 410 North Church Street, West Chester, 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Chester Elks Lodge #853, PO Box 29, West Chester, PA 19381.