Scott David Rose , 50, of Acton, MA, died peacefully Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the loving husband of Meredith N. Ward, to whom he was married for 15 years, and proud father of Leslie M. Rose. Born in Vancouver, Washington, and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, he was the son of David W. Rose of Lakewood, Colorado, and the late Ruth D. (MacDonald) Rose. Scott graduated from Pueblo Central High and was a state championship swimmer. He earned a swimming scholarship to Colorado State University, transferred to Central Michigan States program, and later attended school at the University of Colorado, where he was a German major. The highlight of his college career was studying abroad in Germany for over a year. Scott pursued a wide variety of interests. He spent a year traveling across the US exploring new places. He loved the outdoors and worked at Yosemite National Park. Passionate about all forms of dance, Scott was a member of the American Tap Dance Orchestra in New York City and an avid contradancer. He loved cycling and worked part-time at the Cycle Loft in Burlington, MA. Scott enjoyed organizing the Charlie Baker Time Trial for the Northeast Bicycle Club. He was employed in IT at Fidelity and recently as a consultant in the energy industry. But Scotts favorite job was being a stay-at-home Daddy with his beloved daughter, Leslie. In addition to his wife, daughter, and father, Scott is survived by his brother, Fred Rose of New York City; two sisters, Cathy Hayes of Pueblo, Colorado, and Janet Rose of Denver, Colorado; and a large extended family. Memorial services in Massachusetts and Colorado will be held at later dates. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his name to The Ashokan Foundation, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 (ashokanfoundation.org).
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Published in The Boxborough Beacon from June 1 to June 11, 2012