Jack Henry Gerard Rose SAUGERTIES- Jack Henry Gerard Rose, 19, died tragically Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a firefighting incident. Born Sept. 13, 1996 in Monterey, Calif., Jack is the son of Gary and Linda (Himberger) Rose. He grew up in Saugerties, attended St. Mary's of the Snow Elementary and John A. Coleman High School in Kingston, N.Y., where he graduated in 2014. Jack was an honors student throughout his years at John A. Coleman High School, a member of the National Honors Society and a varsity member of both the golf and tennis teams. He was an active member of the Mt. Marion Fire Department, where he fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a firefighter. He has served over 3 years and was recently elected to the rank of Captain. Jack was a rare and fiercely loyal young man. His level of commitment extended to his family, firehouse, friends, studies, and community. From a young age, he made it known that firefighting was his absolute passion. Jack was a compassionate friend who always knew exactly how to lift a friend in need. He was an example to all and will always be remembered for his wicked sense of humor, sweet smile, selflessness, and dedication. In addition to his parents, Jack will be cherished and honored always by his brother, Matthew, sister-in-law, Jessica Lopez Rose, of Saugerties, adored niece, Marley Rose; uncles and aunts, Richard Himberger, Edward and Brigid Walsh Himberger, Peter and Christina Himberger, Kerry Rose, Bonnie Rose, and Donna and Ken Goren; Cousins, Paul, Milo, and Grace Himberger; great-uncle, Henry Furboter; the Furboter family, the Lopez family, his firefighting family, loyal friends and dog, ""Buddy Nelson Rose."" His Funeral Procession will be from 10:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. on the corner of John and Lafayette Streets in Saugerties. Thence to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Centerville where at 12 Noon his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Friends will be received Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment with firematic honors will be conducted at St. Mary's Cemetery, Barclay Heights. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of prayers and support they have received. Donations may be made to The Jack Rose Memorial Fund - Sawyer Savings Bank, 87 Market Street, Saugerties, N.Y., 12477 and www.gofundme.com/captainjackrose
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Published by Daily Freeman from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2015.