Rose James Frederick Rose, age 90, passed away at his home in Johnstown, OH on March 5, 2013. Fred was born in Kenton, OH on May 31, 1922. He was the son of Burl and Adabelle Rose. Fred enrolled in The Ohio State University in 1941 and joined ROTC and became a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. During WWII he served in China as a member of the Office of Strategic Services. While in the Army he met and married Peggy Riley on March 8, 1945. They were married at Sanger Methodist Church in Sanger, TX. After WWII Fred returned to OSU and received his B.A. Degree and then entered Franklin Law School in Columbus. He and Peggy were members of St. James Episcopal Church for over 50 years. Fred had a long and fulfilling life that involved being an attorney, running for office for judicial vacancies and working at Franklin County Family Services. The family will truly miss the extended conversations about his love of classical music, history, and genealogy. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 64 years. He is survived by his sister, Harriet Edwards of Bellefontaine, OH; his son, Dr. Stephen Rose and his wife, Vicki of Neenah, WI; his daughter, Cynthia Rose of Johnstown, OH; and by two grandsons, Matthew Rose and wife, Becky and son, James in Stoughton, WI and Andrew Rose and wife, Jamie and son, Kaeden Essler of Neenah, WI. Fred was a kind and generous man and will be greatly missed by those that knew him. In his latter years he enjoyed the love and care given by his wonderful and loving daughter, Cynthia. At Fred's request, his remains will be interred at St. James Memorial Garden next to his wife Peggy. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus, OH 43214, where service will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Elise Feyerherm officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Episcopal Church. Arrangements completed by WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME. Please visit www.weirarendfuneral.com to sign the official online condolence book.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 8, 2013