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In Memory Of John Lawrence Rose

10th August 1965 – 30th March 2007

This memorial website was created in the memory of John Lawrence Rose, born in Montclair, New Jersey on the 10th August 1965 and passed away on the 30th March 2007, 41 years of age.
Full Name: John Lawrence Rose
Passed Away: 30th March 2007
Age: 41 years of age
Location: Bridgton, Maine
Country: The United States
Spouse: Kathryn T. Stanton-Rose
Father: Ralph Morgan Rose
Mother: Dorothy Jane Lewis-Rose
Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey
Children: Michael Jonathon, Allyson Michelle, Susan Dorothy, Kathryn Marie
Siblings: Edward, Robert, Richard (deceased) Marie, Joseph
Occupation: Self-employed

Created by Kathryn on 5 May 2007 & upgraded by Kathryn
In Memory Of John Lawrence Rose
Survived By: His mother Dorothy, wife Kathryn, children Michael Jonathon, Allyson Michelle, their mother Lynne Smith and her husband Mike, children Susan Dorothy and Kathryn Marie. John's brother Ed and his partner Chris, John's brother Bob and his wife Kim, John's sister Marie and her husband Jamie, and John's brother Joe and his wife Ellen, eight neices, three nephews, Grand-neices Tiffany and Lily, and Grand-nephew Rick III.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...

February 28, 1998 ~Happy Tenth Anniversary, Pooh. Ten years ago we stood in a snow covered field in the shadow of Mt. Katahdin and pledged ourselves to each other, 'till death do us part. That part came far too soon, but your love, and our love through our children, lives on. I miss you each and every day. Love, Your Pooh~

I have never had the honor of knowing anyone so giving and loving. John used to laugh at me locking our home. "Maybe someone needs it more than us," he always said. He loved doing massive cookouts and he loved nothing more than inviting everyone to the house, where he would cook 2 or 3 types of meat, 3 or 4 veggies, appetizers, rolls, you name it. No one but NO ONE left our home hungry.

Almost three years ago our neighbors, who we knew casually, lost their home in a fire. John didn't hesitate. He invited our neighbors and their four sons to move in until they rebuilt. That took over 6 months. It was a bit chaotic, but John loved it, loved helping. We truly had a grand time, and our 'neighbors' went to 'best friends.' As John's brother Joe said, John was the best of the Good Samaritan and the poor woman from the Bible rolled into one. If he could do anything for someone in need, you can be assured that he did it. It was our neighbors who came to my side and helped me through those first horrible days, and they are there for us, still. ~Kathryn Rose

THE MEASURE OF  A MAN

 
Not "How did he die?"  But "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?" But "what did he give?"
Not "What was his station?" But "Had he a heart?"
and "How did he play his God-given part?"
Not "What was is shrine?" Nor "What was his creed?
But "Had he befriended those really in need?"
Not "What did the piece in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry when he passed away?" 
Was he ever ready with a word or good cheer,
to bring back a smile, to banish a tear?"
 
These are the units to measure the worth of a man
as a man, regardless of birth. 
 

Eulogy for John written and read at his funeral by his daughter, Allyson:

If you walked up to some random person and asked them what 14,831 meant to them, they'd think you were crazy. But, if you asked me, I'd reply, the amount of days my father blessed this earth with his presence.

We all can remember him as the big kid of the family... always in for the fun part of everything. The countless "hookeyla's", belly button stories, hikes up Mt. Katahdin, vacations at gramps camp and everyday adventures with dad were always amazing. Everything happend simply because "we were Roses, and thats what Roses do."

So many things run through my mind when I think of my father; humorous, joyful, happy go lucky, daring, but most of all loving. During happy times he was the life of the party, and when you were feeling down he was the first person to always make you crack a smile. As he passes on through the gates of heaven today, I am assured hes watching over us all with god, keeping us close underneath his wing. His love for us will never die or fade, just as our's for him will remain forever.

Although his life was cut short to only 41 years, he made the world a brighter place for those 41 years. We all remember him a the light of the family, but for now and forever, he will be the light in my heart that will keep me going day to day. And just to wrap it all up; I said it when I was younger, promised him my words would remain true, and always made sure he knew, " It will always be cool to hang out with dad." I'll miss you Daddy... rest in peace. - Allyson Rose

"Blessings"

I have been blessed.

I am blessed with two beautiful daughters.

I am blessed with two intelligent and thoughtful stepchildren.

I am blessed with my mother and father, my sister and brother.

I am blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law and many caring in-laws.

I am blessed with devoted friends.

I am blessed to call John's friends my own.

I am blessed with a lifetime of memories.

I have been blessed with knowing a love many never find.

I am blessed because John loves me.

My best friend.

~Kathryn T. Rose April 2007

Poetry In Memory of John Rose

Photo Albums

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John, Mike, & Ally in 2002 John, Susan, & Katie 2006My Rugged Pooh....My last picture of John... John & Brian 3/24/07My Pooh.... xoxo

Condolence Guest Book

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 3 Mar 2014 – Kathryn Rose from From? I'm from where my heart lead me
  
It took me a few days, Pooh. Not because I didn't think of you. How could I not? Through my memories, through my dreams, through our daughters, through your children, all of whom I know you are are proud of. I just needed a few days to mull over events in my mind... You're do proud, I know you are, of the four amazing people you helped to create. I miss you.

 15 Nov 2013 – Loretta Lawrence from Seaside Heights
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I guess it doesn't matter how long you are gone John, you always remain alive in our hearts, minds and through your children!!! I still look at your picture and it brings tears to my eyes that my friends husband, and also my friend was taken too soon! I know you have some good company with you though!! Always know that you are remembered each day with as much love as always!! I love and miss you my friend!! xo <3

 2 Nov 2013 – Kathryn Rose
  
Katie Head's Tenth birthday party today.... and the car broke down..... some days are tougher than others :( Still missing you every day. xoxoxo Pooh

 19 Oct 2013 – Susan Rose,(Liverlips <3) from Bridgton,Maine
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Hey daddy, I just wanted to say I love and miss you every day!!!! Love,Liverlips, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo<3

 5 Mar 2013 – Susan Dorothy Rose from Bridgton,ME
  
Daddy I can't believe it's been almost 6 years now. Every day me mom and Kate miss you an d when your death anniversary coming up I have been having nightmares about you doing bad stuff to us so I hope I get rid of them so I can have a good memory for you and it's just that I only have mommy now. And when I ever look at your picture of you on the front of the page I see that tiny hand and know it's my own. Happy Death anniversary Daddy, Love, liverlips <3

 26 Feb 2013 – Mindy Miller from Bridgton
  
My dad new him because he was on his mail rote. I new him because his daughter is my best freind. I miss him and so does susan.

 11 Jan 2013 – Susan Rose from Bridgton,ME
  
I miss you every day but when I go to school and everything else I do it all for the smile on your face on heaven and mommy's smile.

 30 Mar 2012 – Loretta Lawrence from Shrewsbury, NJ
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We had so many wonderful times together.. I wish that never had to end! John will always live on in our hearts and in our minds!! My love to my best friend Kathy, and to all of John's beautiful family!! Hold tight to all the special memories you have of John. He loved you all so very much!! Love and prayers, Loretta xo

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Kathy, Susan, & Kate
30 Mar 2014
Kathy, Susan, & Kate placed this flower & wrote: Missing you today and always. xoxo
kimbers
3 Mar 2014
kimbers placed this flower & wrote: sending Kathryn and family some love
Your Pooh
3 Mar 2014
Your Pooh placed this flower & wrote: "1234"
Your Pooh
3 Feb 2014
Your Pooh placed this flower & wrote: You would be... You ARE... So proud of your children. Xoxo
Loretta Lawrence
15 Nov 2013
Loretta Lawrence placed this flower & wrote: One of a kind!! Always in my heart!! xo <3
Kathryn Rose
2 Nov 2013
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: "1234...." ~Bloop!~
Gabby Crokett
21 Oct 2013
Gabby Crokett placed this flower & wrote: Susan is my BFF and if she loves her dad I love her dad!! Susan is awesome, love her forever!!!!!!
Susan Rose
19 Oct 2013
Susan Rose placed this flower & wrote: Miss you forever, no matter what. Love Liverlips,xoxoxoxo<3
Kathryn Rose
29 Mar 2013
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Missing you, Pooh. Unbelievable that its 6 years
Kathryn Rose
9 Mar 2013
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Oh my dear Pooh..... xoxoxoxo
Kathryn Rose
6 Feb 2013
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Hey, Love.... I thought of youm as usual....
friend of the fam
10 Jan 2013
friend of the fam placed this flower
Kathryn Rose
31 Dec 2012
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Happy New Year, Pooh. You are loved and missed.
Kathryn Rose
10 Aug 2012
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: :) The flower I placed at midnight is dated for yesterday! ;) xoxoxoxo
Your Pooh
9 Aug 2012
Your Pooh placed this flower & wrote: Happy 47th birthday Pooh. I love you!
Kathryn Rose
18 Jul 2012
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Miss you, Pooh. "Bloop!"
Love
3 May 2012
Love placed this flower
Your Pooh
30 Mar 2012
Your Pooh placed this flower & wrote: Still missing you every day xoxoxo
Kathryn Rose
1 Mar 2012
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Late posting, but never not thinking.... Happy Anniversary, Pooh! xoxoxo
Kathryn Rose
7 Oct 2011
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Hey. You and my Dad are keeping all the Angels awake. Quit with the Elvis karaoke!!! ;) xoxo
Your Pooh,,,
7 Oct 2011
Your Pooh,,, placed this flower & wrote: BLOOP! xoxo
Kathryn Rose
15 Sep 2011
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: Thank you for all the gifts you have given to me. xoxoxoxo
Kathryn Rose
13 Sep 2011
Kathryn Rose placed this flower & wrote: I miss you! xoxoxo
Your Pooh,,, and Piglets!
10 Aug 2011
Your Pooh,,, and Piglets! placed this flower & wrote: Happy Birthday! We miss you!

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Author Journal


10 Feb 2011 - Kathryn wrote in journal:
This will be a short one, but it's a testimony to the heart John had... When my best friend (and Maid of Honor, at the time of our wedding in 1997) called and told me her brother Bob had passed away (my on-again-off-again weird relationship ex-boyfriend prior to meeting John)... I literally collapsed, in the midst of a house full of company. You need to understand that I totally lost it, sobbing uncontrollably. I was a complete and utter mess. John took over completely. He took care of me, wra...   » read more ...


30 Mar 2010 - Kathryn wrote in journal:
So this I dedicate to Michael and Allyson,,,, John was, by no ones standard, fond of spending money for those "unnecessary frivolities." So on this, the third anniversary of his entry into Heaven (which I am quite certain he is trying to remodel using duct tape and spackle,) I give to you, Gentle Reader, two anecdotes about his beloved genetic frugality. When we bought our house, there was a lovely tree of some sort or another (I had no interest.... John would have told you the type, speci...   » read more ...


7 Jan 2010 - Kathryn wrote in journal:
When the rain comes you think that everyone has gone away When the night falls you wonder if you shouldn't find someplace To run and hide Escape the pain But hiding's such a lonely thing to do I can't stop the rain from falling down on you again I can't stop the rain, but i will hold you till it goes away When the rain comes you blame it on the things that you have done When the storm fades you know the rain has fall'n on everyone So rest a while It will be alright No one loves yo...   » read more ...


    
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10 Feb 2011 - Kathryn wrote in journal:
This will be a short one, but it's a testimony to the heart John had... When my best friend (and Maid of Honor, at the time of our wedding in 1997) called and told me her brother Bob had passed away (my on-again-off-again weird relationship ex-boyfri...  
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30 Mar 2010 - Kathryn wrote in journal:
So this I dedicate to Michael and Allyson,,,, John was, by no ones standard, fond of spending money for those "unnecessary frivolities." So on this, the third anniversary of his entry into Heaven (which I am quite certain he is trying to remodel u...  
» read more ...

7 Jan 2010 - Kathryn wrote in journal:
When the rain comes you think that everyone has gone away When the night falls you wonder if you shouldn't find someplace To run and hide Escape the pain But hiding's such a lonely thing to do I can't stop the rain from falling down on you aga...  
» read more ...

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