Former Water Mill resident Charles F. Rose of Blackwood, New Jersey, died on January 28 at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, of complications of pneumonia and a stroke. He was 77.
Born May 19, 1935 in Southampton Hospital, he was the son of Hervey and Carolyn Rose. He grew up in Water Mill and graduated from Southampton High School with the class of 1953. He received degrees from Lehigh University and Butler University; worked for Astatic Corp. of Conneaut, Ohio and RCA Corp. in Indianapolis; owned and operated Electronic Products Inc. in Indianapolis; and ran a real estate business in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, Florida.
His parents and a sister, Linda Rose Harp of Water Mill, predeceased Charles. He is survived by his wife, L. Lynn Rose of Blackwood; a son, Austin F. Rose of Clermont, Florida; a daughter, Robbin Rose of Nederland, Colorado; a brother, John B. Rose of Saint Paul, MN; nieces Carolyn Corwith of Water Mill and Midge Fowler of Southampton; stepchildren Rebecca Parr, James Thiede, Elizabeth French, Rachel Brosius, and David French. He had six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was previously married to Patricia Everson of Nederland, Colorado and to Judith Y. Rose of Palm Harbor, Florida.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the ASPCA (aspca.org) or Animal Welfare Association (awanj.org) in the name of Charles F. Rose.