East Valley Tribune
February 5, 2011
ROSE, Arnold Josephage 83 passed away Fri. Feb. 4, 2011, in Chandler,
Arizona. At his side was his wife of 52 years Yvonne W. Rose and family
He is preceded by parents Ernest Rose and Anna Lewis of San Pablo, CA,
and brothers Mervyn and Russell Rose. He was a Richmond High School graduate.
Missing their father will be daughter Carolyn Gip Gagnon, of Chandler,
AZ, and son Mark Corella of Martinez, CA. His grandchildren are Gaylord
and Tony Gagnon, Krystal Corella and Chad Westergaard. "Po Po"
leaves seven great-granddaughters: Lauren and Liliana Gagnon, Julia and
Emma Hahn, Kody Mahoney, Jamie and Rachel Westergaard.
"Arnie" retired and lived both in Sun Lakes, AZ, and Boulder
Creek, CA. "Rosie Rose", as he was known in pro baseball for
the Philadelphia Athletics, helped young people through his recreation
work at the City of San Pablo for 32 years.
Memberships include St. Michael's Catholic Church in Boulder Creek, the
Richmond Elks Lodge, Portuguese Society IDES and Oakwood and Ironwood
Country Club. He was a proud "hole-in-one" golfer, good dancer
and great provider.
He served his country in the US Army in WW II and will be put to rest
at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ on Feb. 21.
A special thank you to Paula Corella, Erika and Thomasina Gagnon for their
Our thanks also to the 3rd floor staff at Chandler Hospital and Neptune
The family requests that contributions may go to the Dobson House Hospice
of the Valley in Chandler.