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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Joseph Rose
October 6, 2014
March 27, 1932-October 6, 2014
Joseph “Yussel” Rose, of Palm Desert, California, died unexpectedly after a brief illness.
Joe, son of Blanche and Benjamin Rose, brother of Marilyn and Arnold (deceased), grew up in the Feltonville area of Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, he was a member of TEP fraternity. Devoted husband to Diane “Tootsie” Rose until her passing in 1997, he is survived by his four children Donna (Moti) Haim, Robert (Laurie) Rose, Lisa Rose and Margie (Scott) Smith and six grandchildren Este, Danielle, Alana Haim, Garett Rose and Sophie and Sascha Rose-Smith, his sister Marilyn and brother-in-law Sherman Esterson and family, and Judy Bernhard Sneir, Joe’s fiance, with whom he shared his life at the end. She brought him great happiness and will remain a part of the family.
Joe and his family moved to Beverly Hills in 1974. But, loving his Philly roots, the family also maintained a home in Margate, New Jersey for summer reunions.
Joe the “junk man” was highly respected industry wide. A scrap metal dealer who began in the family business, he later was a senior executive at Luria Brothers and Weiner Steel until his retirement 17 years ago. His greatest pleasure was giving to others and his motto was “live life to the fullest”. He loved to travel, spend time with friends, laying in the sun, and putting mayonnaise on everything!
Never one to complain, his optimistic nature and intrinsic drive was truly an inspiration to everyone he met. Joe recently shared that he had accomplished everything he set out to do in his lifetime.
Predeceased by Dorothy Rose, and survived by her children, Richard (Linda) Kosoff and their children Nicole and Michael, and Barbara Kosoff.
Joe will always remain in our hearts and we will cherish all of our memories. Donations can be made in Joe’s memory to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Services Friday, October 10 at 12:30pm, Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Los Angeles.
Love and kisses, Joe.