Jack Alastair Pace Rose
2005 - 2016
Rose, Jack Alastair Pace,

June 7, 2005

November 5, 2016.

Jack's quick wit, dedication, and friendly smile touched the hearts of all who knew him.

Eleven years was far too short a time with Jack in our lives but he will forever remain in our hearts. He was all we could ask for in a son and we could always count on Jack to keep us full of laughter, smiles and pride.

Jack Rose passed away on Saturday evening in an accident while enjoying a weekend backpacking with his Dad and the Boy Scouts through Red River Gorge.

Jack is survived by his loving parents James and Susann, twin sister Maddie and older twin sisters Kate and Emma. Jack is also loved and cherished by paternal grandparents Jim and Betty Rose, maternal grandparents Richard and Nancy Szotak; great-grandmother Mrs. Louis Crompton, aunt Melissa Rose, godfather Ronald Szotak, godmother Sonia Inacio and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jack was a sixth grader at Noe Middle School, where he enjoyed being in the recent school musical, playing on the tennis team, sixth grade band and swim team. He will be greatly missed by his Dunn Elementary classmates and teachers, where he loved cross country, lacrosse, All-County Chorus, the annual Turkey Trot, chess team and academic teams. Jack especially enjoyed playing lacrosse with his friends, and swimming for the Blairwood swim team each summer. Jack recently earned his Tenderfoot rank as a member of the Troop 30 Boy Scouts and always looked forward to the troop's monthly camping trips.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday November 11, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Cherrywood Road. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00PM at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Please consider sharing a memory of Jack at www.pearsonfuneralhome.com or on a card that will be available at Pearson's.

Expressions of sympathy may be donated to Troop 30 of the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts, the Wolfe County Search & Rescue, or to Heifer International. (Jack particularly liked Llamas.)

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Jack was a school chum of my darling Lily Grace at Dunn. I mentored him in chess and saw him often in XC, and programs at Dunn. With a heavy heart, I am deeply saddened by his passing and so very thankful he impressed such wonderful qualities upon my Lily. You are strong parents, and you are a strong family. I believe you will always have Jack watching over you. God bless you and may you find love and light when your hearts are weary.

Kind regards,

Ms. Lisa Miranda, Proud Mother of Corinne Lily Grace Miranda, current 7th grader, Highland Middle School
Lisa Miranda
December 13, 2016
To the Rose family and Troop 30, I cannot imagine your grief and wish the Great Scouter in the Sky would give me words to console you in this time of loss. Prayers for all.

Godspeed Jack and whenever our troop camps again in the Gorge you will be on our mind and welcome to share our campfire.

Yours in scouting,
Greg Fuchs SM
Troop 177
First Christian Church
Georgetown, KY
November 11, 2016
My sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. My wish for you is that the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.

May God provide you with the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Rene Goodwin
November 11, 2016
Godspeed to you all... family ,friends and fellow scouts of young Jack.

Jason Cross
CM Pack 317
CCUM Brownsboro road
Jason Cross
November 10, 2016
Dear James,

Although I have got to know you on your Audit Committee visits to WFP Rome I regret that I have not had the occasion or opportunity to meet any of your family but would like to address them all through you.

I was so sorry to learn of your tragic loss. Jack looks like a wonderful young boy and am sure he was a loving son, brother, grandson and great grandson.

As a father of two sons and one daughter, as a grandfather of one grandson and one granddaughter, and as a brother to two younger brothers; I can only begin to imagine the pain and sorrow you must all be feeling now.

But knowing you James, I can also imagine the love and support that your extended family will be giving each other right now.

In my faith we believe that when an innocent child such as Jack passes then God raises him immediately to heaven. I am sure Jack now resides there and will be looking down on you all as he patiently awaits the day when you will all be reunited.

My thoughts, prayers deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to you all at this time.

Amir Abdulla
Amir Abdulla
November 10, 2016
I am sorry. I went to the visiting today, and as his school friend, I will always remember him.
Steven A.
November 10, 2016
James and the Rose family,Most sincere condolences. Wishing you strength and love.
Charles Long
November 10, 2016
To the Rose and Szotak Family,

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Jack. We remember him well as a great XC runner, an exceptional Dunn Dolphin and an all around great human.

Dan, Beth and Emmy Cathcart
Beth Cathcart
November 10, 2016
Kim Tabler
November 10, 2016
Joshua Huff
November 10, 2016
The Rose and Szotak Family,

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. My Sympathy for a loss which cannot be expressed in words.


Anthony Woodward
November 10, 2016
Life is brutal.
Ginny Sparrow
November 10, 2016
I did not know your precious boy, but we are in your Noe Middle School family. You all remain in our thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in the Lord's love.
Tiffany Robinson
November 10, 2016
As his first grade teacher, every memory I have of Jack is sweet, kind, sensitive and loving. He was a role model student who loved to learn.
My heart goes out to his sisters and mom and dad.
Love and prayers,
Kim Smith
November 10, 2016
a loved one
November 10, 2016
Kim Smith
November 10, 2016
We are so extremely saddened about Jack and so very sorry for your loss. Our son, Charlie, is a current member of Troop 30 and our hearts and heartfelt prayers go out to your family.

Very Sincerely and Respectfully -

Kim, Steve and Charlie Smith
November 10, 2016
I still see the sweet 2 year old who I had in my Chums class at Chance. My thoughts, love, and prayers for Maddie and all the Rose family. Ms. Louise
Louise Petro
November 10, 2016
The United Nations World Food Programme Executive Board Secretariat expresses its deepest condolences to James, Susann, Maddie, Kate and Emma for the loss of little Jack. His smile brightened up the world and now he is smiling down on all of you from Heaven. Your are in our prayers. May he rest in peace.
November 10, 2016
There are no right words to say over the loss of your son. Your family is in my heart and prayers daily. I pray that Our Lord gives you faith, strength and courage . I pray you feel his loving arms around you. Troop 30 has a loving , blessed angel.
Teresa Thompson
November 9, 2016
We are so tremendously sorry for your loss. We are Scout Leaders in New Albany, and just want you to know that we are thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers.
LaVonne and Tom (SM T4012) McCarty
November 9, 2016
Sean Fox
November 9, 2016
Jack helped me with my homework twice in Annie where he also hung out with me and the other boys. He is dearly missed by all of Noe middle and I am going to miss him lots. Love you Jack Rose
David Valladares
November 9, 2016
Jack you will be missed on the Scouting Trail by all of us left here. We will honor your life by keeping the Scout Oath and Law daily.
Pack/Troop and Crew 007 has your family in our prayers.

Scoutmaster Don
Don Barbiea
November 9, 2016
Angie Tyler
November 9, 2016
We are so sad to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you and your family during these very sad times.

Brian & Theresa
Brian Dasilva
November 9, 2016
Privileged to have had the gift of playing and learning with my friend, "Jackster"!
Susan Clines
November 9, 2016
a loved one
November 9, 2016
The parents and boys of pack 118 send their deepest condolences.
November 9, 2016
Dearest Jack always lit up our lives with his warm, fun personality and creativity .He will be in our hearts always with love.So very sorry for this loss to his loving family. Love and Prayers.
Great-Aunt Barbara
November 9, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and peace for your family. Anita Miller. Middlesboro, KY
Anita Miller
November 8, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Frank And Irene kuba.
November 8, 2016
I remember Jack well. Even though my kids were not in the same grade as him I knew him and thought what a great kid he his. We are a Dunn family and this is a huge loss for our community. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rose family. Peace to you and God speed.
Julie Cunningham
November 8, 2016
We didn't know you or your son. He is a friend of friends of ours. He has so much light in his eyes. My son is a boy scout and the same age. Just know that there are folks who you don't know thinking of your family and sending love and light.
Katherine Embry Marek
November 8, 2016
Myriam Jean
November 8, 2016
This is heart breaking news. I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen these kids growing in pictures, as I used to work with their grandma.
Nancy and Richard you and your loved ones will always be in my prayers.
November 8, 2016
May God be with him and his family always. He is loved by us all.
Patricia Rebelo
November 8, 2016
You will always light up our life Jack....we miss you so much...our pride and joy of a very special Grandson. Love you always and forever xoxo
Richard & Nancy Szotak
November 8, 2016
Our family sends our most heartfelt condolences to Jack's family.

My son, Kieran, was a friend of Jack's in the Pacesetters group at Noe. Since the start of the school year, my son spoke of Jack fondly, especially of their times together in math class, where they sat together. Like so many, he is heartbroken over the loss of this wonderful child.

I asked Kieran to share his thoughts here:

"He was always funny and helped me with math sometimes. He was a really good friend. He was really cool, one of the first ones at Noe that would actually be friendly with me. I'm really sorry that you lost him. I can't imagine how this affects your family."

Much love to Jack's parents and sisters, as well as his teachers at Noe, who I know are also grieving this tragic loss.

Liz Palmer, James Miller & Kieran Miller
Liz Palmer
November 8, 2016