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Donald Lewis Rose

May 24, 1924 ~ December 6, 2018 (age 94)
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Donald Lewis Rose, age 94, of Valencia, passed away on Thursday evening, December 6, 2018 in the comfort of his home.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Harold James and Emma Esther Lewis Rose.

Don served in the United States Navy during W.W. II. as an electronics instructor.

He was a graduate of George Washington University with a J.D. in Law.

Don worked as a Patent Attorney for Reynolds Metals Company in Virginia. He then worked as manager and Head Patent Attorney at the legal department at Callery Chemical, retiring as a Patent Attorney for Gulf Oil Corporation at the Pittsburgh headquarters.

Education was important to Don.  His children all followed his example and have successful careers.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Jean Jordan Rose, who he married on May 27, 1967, their children, Kristine E. Allen (Pete) of Butler, Robert C. Rose (Cindi) of Frisco, TX, Margaret J. Rose, M.D. (Bob Yostos) of Madison, CT., Stephen L. Rose (Monica) of Holly Springs, N.C., Elizabeth S. Rose Gould (Tim) of Sayville, N.Y., and his children, Laurel L. Rose, Ph.D. of Pgh., Robin E. Rose Trauernicht (John) of Yorktown, VA., and James M. Rose (Jackie) of Ft. Collins, CO.; a sister, Charmaine Rose in N.H., and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Elizabeth Brennan and Margaret Rose, and his brothers, Phillip, Vincent and Lawrence Rose.

Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc., 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donald L. Rose Scholarship, BC3 Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1203, Butler, PA 16003.

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