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Philip "Gene" Rosenow

AGE: 86 • West Long Branch

Philip "Gene" Rosenow age 86 of West Long Branch passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Tacoma, WA on Sept. 12, 1931. Raised in Portland Oregon and attended Oregon schools. He served his country honorably for two years in the United States Navy. He was assigned to the USS Chilton APA 38 from 1948 to 1950. He also served three years honorably in the United States Army Signal Corp during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953. Gene retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Co in 1989 after 34 years of service. He devoted his time singing and playing bluegrass/country guitar in his band "Saturday Night Express" at Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ , the Grange in Howell, flea markets and nursing homes. He was Past President of NJ Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association (B.O.T.M.A.), Little Silver, NJ. Gene and his wife Eleanor enjoyed their retirement years traveling in their RV.

He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Elsie Rosenow and a brother Thomas Rosenow . Surviving his wife of 65 years Eleanor Fornin Rosenow, three children, Carol Pell(David), Philip Jr. (Kathleen), Michael(Barbara), 8 grandchildren , 7 great grand children, a brother, Donald Rosenow, Indiana, sisters, Ruth Kirtright, Idaho and Virginia Fish, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers donations in Gene's memory to Albert Music Hall, PO Box 657, Waretown, NJ 08758 would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-7pm at the Hoffman Funeral Home, 415 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740. A Funeral Service will be held 10:30 am on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Hoffman Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 8, 2017
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