Donald R. Rose
Rose, Donald R. “Doc” (April 29, 2020) A retired Employee for 43 years with the Corps of Engineers. Beloved husband of Judith A. (nee) Skok. Loving father of Donald J. (Jessica Walker) Rose. Brother of John, George & Barbara, Brother in law of Jane. Doc is also survived by many nieces & Nephews. Services & Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Doc’s name may be made to Morris Animal Rescue, 1242 Lombard St., Phila., PA 19147 or The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, 1901 Vine St., Suite 111, Phila., PA 19103
After retirement he loved his work so much that he returned back as a rehire. At work he was known as “DOC”. He was a good husband, father, son and brother and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was the sports encyclopedia….no matter the question he could answer it, or make sure he’d find the answer. Loved all sports, not too keen on Phillies (a way to antagonize his brother George) but all in all I secretly know he enjoyed them too.
All his troubles are over now. He can rest in peace knowing he did a good job. It is us, those who are still here, who will miss him the most…. specially me and Pete, who keeps going to his room looking for him when we go to bed. I am glad his “Mom” finally opened that door and welcomed him home….just remember Don when my time comes you’d better greet me and let me sit by your side to join the BIG WELCOME HOME part….which I know is going on….say “hello” to everyone for me. Later on, we will get together to honor Don.