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John Edward Rose, Jr.

August 2, 1964 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 55)


John E. Rose Jr., 55, of Cleveland, Ohio and formerly of Lemont Furnace, PA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 9th 2020.

John was born on August 2, 1964 in Bay Village, OH to John (Jack) E. Rose Sr. and the late Donna (Elaine) Rose.

In addition to his loving mother whom he adored, John was preceded in death by his brother, Mark A. Rose; paternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth (Ryan) Rose; and maternal grandparents, Donald and Doris (Arnold) Breakiron; as well as several aunts and uncles, including his Aunt Net, Antoinette (Toni) Rose, who was a significant influence in John’s life.

John is survived by his father, John (Jack) E. Rose Sr.; sister, Janine Jenkins and husband, James; brother, Anthony Rose and wife, Danielle; sister-in-law, Cindy Rose; nephews, Dr. James Jenkins II, Andy Jenkins, Cody Jenkins, and Bradee Rose; and nieces, Courtney Owens (Josh Owens), Sage Jenkins, and Toni Rose. This is in addition to many others who loved him, including aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

John was a business owner in the trucking industry for over 30 years, owning Data Den Trucking, Roseway Trucking and Inner City Lines. John was a giver, plain and simple, and lived to help people. John can be remembered for living in every moment. He always looked forward to hosting his friends and family at his house for birthdays and picnics. Wherever John was, there was a good time to be found. He loved all things Elvis and Marilyn Monroe! John also had a certain love for Italian food, and as a friend of John once stated, “John always had something on the stove…peppers and sausage, pasta, or pizzas on the counter.”

Per John’s request, the visitation and funeral services will be private.  A celebration of his life will follow in the coming weeks. 

 An announcement will be made once the celebration arrangements are confirmed.

 In lieu of flowers/gifts, the family respectfully requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of John at

Arrangements are under the direction of The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA.

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