Mr. Daniel Louis Rose, Sr.
- July 15, 1930 - August 31, 2011
- Cleveland, Ohio
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Daniel Louis Rose was born at home in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 15, 1930. He was the first of two sons born to Clifford and Catherine (Henry) Rose, Sr. (His mother died during childbirth.) He grew up with his younger brother, Clifford Rose, Jr., in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland.
Daniel was educated in the Cleveland School System. He lettered in track and graduated with honors from John Adams High School. He majored in Pre-Med at John Carroll University; but fate intervened and he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War before he could complete his studies. After the war, Daniel went to work at the U.S. Postal Service. He was a career government employee and held a number of different positions at the Postal Service before retiring in 1989.
Daniel married Euphemia Jean Archer on January 19, 1952. They started married life in the Central neighborhood and later moved to the Lee-Miles neighborhood of Cleveland. They had four sons: David Louis Rose, Stephen Charles Rose, Christopher Alan Rose, Sr., and Gene Archer Rose.
Daniel enjoyed jazz music, gardening, and "betting on the horses." He was a troop leader in the Boy Scouts, was active in Toastmasters International, and was Treasurer of the East 176th Street Club.
Daniel was a natural born engineer and loved to tinker with things. He believed he could fix anything (and usually could). He often said: "If you're going to do something, do it right the first time." That's a good motto to live by.