The Obit For Chuck Rose


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from April 14 to April 15, 2010

Chuck Rose, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Chuck was born on February 29, 1928 (a leap day baby!). He grew up in White Plains, New York.

A Marine veteran, he came to Florida as a pitcher for the New York Giants farm system. He once struck out Willie Mays in a spring training game on a side arm curve. Chuck pitched several years in the Florida State League, including several games at Jackie Robinson stadium.

After his baseball career, he attended and graduated from Stetson University, where he helped coach the baseball and basketball teams. After graduation from Stetson, he taught and coached at Tavares High School. Chuck came to the Daytona Beach area in the late 1970's and worked for Capital Office Products for many years before his retirement.

One of Chuck's proudest achievements was being one of he founding members and former President of I-CARE (now Children's Advocacy Center). A fine golfer, Chuck was lethal with his beloved Bullseye putter.

Chuck is survived by his long time companion, Erna Pickering of Daytona Beach Shores; children: Martha Loyd (Patsy) of Monroeville, Alabama, Jim Rose (Janice), Daytona Beach and Brian Rose (Kasey) of Port Orange; and grandchildren: Erin, Michael, Matthew, Katie, Dylan, Jayce and Mason.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Advocacy Center, 1011 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

Chuck's family will receive friends on Monday, April 19, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Dale Woodward Funeral Home, 167 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, Florida.

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