Ronald E. Rose, Jr., 50, of Pottsville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday in his residence.
Born in Pottsville, on June 10, 1969, Ron was a son of Ronald E. and Eveline (Shay) Rose, Sr.
Ron was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School Class of 1987. He was a member of the Pottsville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame in track and football, where he held several school records.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Ron previously was employed as a nurse’s aide and an extrusion machine operator for Alcoa, and in the construction field.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Ron was a life member of the Pottsville AmVets Post 180 and a former member of the Masonic Lodge #216. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Notre Dame fan. Ron loved his dog, Minnie.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, John D. and Florence M. Rose and Thomas J. Shay.
In addition to his parents, Ronald is survived by his wife, Gina A. (Boris) Rose to whom he was married 21 years; three brothers, James J. Rose, fiance of Rhonda Lomas, of Pottsville; Brian D. Rose, husband of Melissa, of Pottsville; Kyle T. Rose, fiance of Kimberly Meyers, of Pottsville; grandmother, Gertrude A. Shay; mother-in-law, Rita L. Boris; several nieces and nephews.
Services and interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with military honors will be private at the convenience of the family.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com.