Edward A. Rose
November 8, 1927 – May 13, 2021
Our loving Dad, Pop, and Pop Pop, Edward A. Rose, returned to the Lord on May 14, 2021 after a brief illness. He was the center of our family, and his loss will be felt by all for a long time. Ed was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 8, 1927 to Edward and Erna Rose, in the apartment behind their deli. A little over a year later, his brother, Alfred followed. They grew up in the deli business, first in Brooklyn, then in the West Hempstead area of Long Island. They attended Trinity Lutheran Church, where he met the love of his life, Doris Hansen. After a year of service in The Army of the United States, Ed finished his degree in agriculture at Farmingdale College. Ed and Doris were married at Trinity on April 10, 1948. They lived In West Hempstead until 1963 when Ed joined his Uncle Willie and partner in Winther’s Deli in Haverstraw, NY. In 1972, Ed purchased his last business, John’s Deli in Washingtonville, NY, and the family moved to Campbell Hall. He ended his career as a warehouse worker for Wakefern in 1991. Ed and Doris raised 4 sons and one daughter, Robert, Kathy, Richard, James and William After retirement he enjoyed traveling with his 2nd wife, Edna, and doing many creative activities; painting, wood carving, carpentry, and gardening being among his favorites. He was also an avid hunter and spent many happy hours at his cabin with family and friends. He leaves behind his brother Alfred, son Bob and his wife Pat, daughter Kathy, son Richard and his wife Darcy, James and his wife Julie, and William and his wife Jennifer. There were 14 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren who loved him dearly. He is predeceased by his parents, his wife Doris, wife Edna, grandson, Edward Hooper and son-in-law John D. Hooper. He will also be greatly missed by his step children Chris Salisbury, Beth Peters and husband Jesus Martin, and David Peters and wife Donna. He was “Uncle Eddie” to Suzanne, David and Isa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 1-4pm and 6-8pm at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20, North St., Washingtonville, NY. Cremation Services will be Private. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in his name can be made to Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh, NY or to Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Walden, NY.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Cremation Will Be Private
Edward A. Rose
May 15, 2021
Eddie Rose was my older cousin by 3 years. Eddie was my hero, he was hardworking, especially when he worked with my father and uncle in Winther's Deli in Haverstraw; where he and my mom would peel as much as 100-300 lbs. of potatoes for German potato salad on many a summer weekend. What I remember as a kid was that he was tall and strong but mostly I remember how kind he was! Much to my regret, we saw each other sporadically but spoke on the phone occasionally to keep updated on the changes in our lives. The last time we saw one another was at the cabin in Millerton about 4 years ago. Eddie was sawing down a tree, while the rest of us watched. I am thankful to Kathy, I spoke to him a week ago. Rest in peace my dear cousin, you were loved by me. Willie
Jo Anne and Fred Cohen
May 14, 2021
We didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your father but from hearing about him by you, Kathy he was a very special father and grandpa. I met him once and was impressed by his friendly and wonderful personality and demeanor. Fred and I are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.