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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

George Daniel Rose Jr.

December 31, 1929August 23, 2019
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George Daniel Rose, Jr., 89, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at his residence. He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Helen Joan Wilson Rose; his son, Brian Rose and his wife Denise of Belmont, NC; his daughter, Karen R. Schanck and her husband Richard of Hollywood, MD and five grandchildren, Suzanne Rose, Austin Rose, Megan Schanck, Sarah Schanck and Ben Schanck.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, December 31, 1929, he was the son of the late George Daniel Rose and Carrie Winona Hedges Rose. He attended Des Moines Technical High School and Grandview College in Des Moines. In 1951, he was drafted into the US Army and served in the Army Signal Corps in Germany until May 1953. He then attended Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa where he graduated with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.

In 1956 he joined General Electric in Syracuse, NY, and was transferred with the GE Communications Products Department to Lynchburg in 1959. He was with GE and Ericsson for a total of 35 years as an electrical design engineer, senior engineer and unit manager where he was involved in the design and production of a variety of standard and special projects.

He was a Professional Engineer registered in Virginia in 1967. He was a life member of the American Radio Relay League, was an active member of the Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club, and was heavily involved in emergency communications. His Amateur Radio License call was W4GCE.

A service celebrating his life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Chaplain Sherry Wineset officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Helen W. Rose, Wife
  • Brian Rose, Son
  • Denise Rose, Daughter-in-law
  • Karen Schanck, Daughter
  • Richard Schanck, Son-in-law
  • He is also survived by five grandchildren, Suzanne Rose, Austin Rose, Megan Schanck, Sarah Schanck and Ben Schanck.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Schanck
  • Ben Schanck
  • Austin Rose
  • Dan Collins

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 29, 2019

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Russ Hedges

September 3, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Cousin George passing. Prayers go out to the family.

Peter Tor

August 30, 2019

I was heart broken to hear about Mr. Rose passing. Him and Helen became so dear to my heart as I took care of him days before he passed. I will forever remember him and the time I spent helping him, eating lunch with him and Helen etc. My condolences to Helen and the family. Be strong Helen

Philip Jones

August 26, 2019

I don't have a specific memory of George. He was much respected for his knowledge at GE. He will certainly be missed. Sorry for your loss.

Dave Bing

August 25, 2019

When I was a young engineer coming fresh out of school in 1980, I was fortunate enough to have George as one of my mentors. It was several years before I realized just how lucky I was to have George (and both JJs )as mentors. George loved to solve problems and the more difficult the better. He will be sorely missed. As an example, here is a link to a video of his 1992 retirement roasting.
https://www.youtube.com/watchv=eAmT7m6FbtE&feature=youtu.be
Its from a VHS recording so quality is a bit rough. We will miss you George.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

George Daniel Rose - abt 1931

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1933 - George Rose & George McHone with kittens

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George and Winona Rose - 1938 - Des Moines, Iowa

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George D Rose - 1952 - Ready to Leave Ft Monmouth, NJ

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George D Rose in Army 1952

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FROM THE FAMILY

George Daniel Rose - abt 1931

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1933 - George Rose & George McHone with kittens

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George and Winona Rose - 1938 - Des Moines, Iowa

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George D Rose - 1952 - Ready to Leave Ft Monmouth, NJ

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George D Rose in Army 1952

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1939 - Winona, George Jr & George Sr - Ledges State Park

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Helen Wilson Rose & George Rose - Aug 30, 1958 - Syracuse, NY

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The Roses - Winona, Helen, George (Jr), George (Sr) - Aug 30, 1958 - Syracuse, NY

FROM THE FAMILY

Helen Wilson, Helen Wilson Rose, George Rose, Percy Wilson - Aug 30, 1958 - Syracuse, NY