WHITEHALL – Harold John Rose, 59, of Whitehall, went into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on July 8, 1958, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Milo and Mary Rose.
John attended Glens Falls High School before enlisting in the United States Army. He was very proud to have served his country. For his service, he was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Metal, the M16 Sharpshooter Ribbon and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
Following his discharge, he had attended Monterey Peninsula College, studying Criminal Justice. For many years he worked for British Petroleum Oil in California. Several years ago, he moved Whitehall, where he worked as a Facilities Manager for Cumberland Farms.
John enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family. He liked being all dressed up and dapper, especially in his fancy sweaters. John also enjoyed traveling, history and reading. He always wanted to share what he had learned from his books. John will be remembered for being a religious man, a proud veteran and a Grandpa who loved to give his grandchildren hugs.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Milo Rose, Jr., Sylvester “Joe” Rose, Robert Rose and Michael “Mike” Rose and his sister, Mary Kingsbury.
He is survived by his brother, Henery (Pamela) Rose of Queensbury; two people he considered and loved like his own children, Thomas Burch of Fort Ann and Christine (Howard) Hurd of Hudson Falls; his six grandchildren, whom they lovingly referred to him as Grandpa Hug Hug; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial with full military honors will be 9 am on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Albany Medical College, Anatomical Gift Program, 47 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208.