William "Rob" Rose

December 26, 1960 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old


William “Rob” R. Rose, 62 of Alexandria, KY, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023 at the LeConte Medical Center overlooking the beautiful Smoky Mountains as the sun was rising.

He was born on December 26, 1960 in Warren, PA, a son to the late James F. and Sharron L. (Lord) Rose. Rob was a 1978 graduate of Youngsville High School and a 1982 graduate of Otterbein University. He worked for Blair Corporation as a Retirement Benefits Coordinator for 25 years, and most recently for Fidelity Investments as an Implementation Project Manager.

Rob was an avid, life-long runner, competitively running in both high school and college. He shared the love of Christ, making a tremendous impact on so many lives. He led youth group, volunteered at soup kitchens for work, spent quiet time fishing with friends, and always had time for his buddies. He enjoyed coaching cross-country, track, and basketball for his children and most recently his grandchildren. Rob and his wife, Julie, loved camping and spending time hiking together. He was a gentle and steadfast man, loving and caring for his family and those around him.

Rob is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Julie (Cowan) Rose, whom he married on February 26, 1983. He meant the world to his family: Amanda (Shawn) Foster of Alexandria, KY, Alison (Grant) Allen of Cincinnati, OH, and Andrea (Adam) Gnessin of Seattle, WA, his grandchildren Elias and Averi Foster and Evelyn and Jocelyn Allen, and brothers Scott (Kris) Rose of Youngsville, PA, Bob (Lisa) Rose of Youngsville, PA, and Michael (Korena) Rose of Herington, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren Co., 1 Main Ave., Warran, PA 16365, or to Campbell County High School Cross Country, Toni McKee 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria, Ky 41001.

A private service will be held at Plum Creek Christian Church in Butler, Kentucky followed by a burial at Warren County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

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