The Obit For Arnold Rose

Arnold Rose

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 members.

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 loving support.

Our thanks also to the 3rd floor staff at Chandler Hospital and Neptune Society.

The family requests that contributions may go to the Dobson House Hospice of the Valley in Chandler.