ANGELICA - Emmett E. Rose, 85, of 4390 County Road 16, passed away peacefully Thursday (Dec. 12, 2013), at his daughter Cindy's house on North Street.
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Born in Arcade, March 26, 1928, the son of Harvey and Leona (Casey) Rose, he was a lifelong area resident. Emmett served in the U.S. Army from 1946-47 and 1950-53, and also the U.S. Air Force from 1955-58. He was retired from the village of Angelica as an electrician and previously worked for Davey Tree. Emmett was a former volunteer fireman for Angelica and was a familiar volunteer at the Allegany County Fairgrounds for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Wilma Dibert; three brothers, Harley, Arthur and Leon Rose; his longtime partner in life, Louise Cocco; and his former wife, Mildred Rose.
He is survived by three daughters, Melanie (David) Davis of Angelica, Lucinda (Michael) Lorow of Angelica and Leona Renee Cocco of Angelica; three sons, Leslie Rose of Angelica, Myron Rose of Angelica, and Dwayne (Connie) Rose of Angelica; a sister, Joanne (Adelbert) Warner of Angelica; a brother, David Rose of Angelica; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 27, 2013), at the Brown and Powers Funeral Home, 101 West Avenue, Angelica, where funeral services and military honors, will be held at 7 p.m., with the Rev. David Ford officiating.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: Angelica Fire Department PO Box 154 Angelica NY 14709.
To send a remembrance or light a candle please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Dec. 22, 2013