August 31, 1924 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 95)



Harrison (Harry) Rose, 95, formerly of Erie, Pennsylvania and Roswell, New Mexico passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 of natural causes at the Manor House in Seaford, Delaware.

Harry was a vice-president of Charles B. Padden and Son, a well-known paint and wallpaper chain in the tristate area surrounding Erie, Pennsylvania.

Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife Joanne. He is survived by his son, David (Bonnie) and his daughter, Heidi/Anne (Eric). Harry was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Benjamin Rose, Abigail Klakring, Melissa Garcia, Heidi Collins, and Carol Ortiz and 7 great-grandchildren.

Harry proudly served in the Navy during World War II as a sonar operator on three sub chaser/patrol craft vessels. He rose to the rank of Junior Petti Officer and served in five maritime theaters: Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific, Sea of Japan and Bering Sea (Aleutian theater).

The family would like to thank the Manor House staff for their concern, compassion, and care since his move to Delaware. 

Local celebration of life will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford at a time to be determined. Internment with military honors will be held later in Roswell, New Mexico, where Harry will lay in rest with his wife, Joanne.

Memorial gifts may be given to:

The Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve

104 Stone Barn Circle

Holly Springs, NC 27540


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