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Michael William Rose Jr.
May 20, 1930 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Michael W. Rose Jr., 93, of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away on February 9, 2024. He was born
on May 20, 1930, in Ashtabula, Ohio to the late Mike and Mary Rose. Michael was a great
husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He was hard working and always had a smile.
Michael is survived by his son, Michael (III) and Cailin Rose; his daughter, Heidi Rose (Sean
Ford); his son, Dave and Pam Rose; his daughter, Lori and Marvin Benjamin; his grandchildren,
Amber Rose, Amanda Rose, Leanne and Brandyn Frampton, Micala Rose and Michael Socko,
Michael Rose IV, Ryann Rose, Brandon and Abby Benjamin; his great grandchildren, Brody
Lower, Porter Frampton, and Jameson Benjamin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Leota (Lee) Rose; his granddaughter, Morgan Rose
Benjamin; his parents Mike and Mary Rose; his three brothers, Ralph, Edward and Joseph; and
his five sisters, Dorothy, Jenny, Margaret, Theresa and Eleanor, as well as numerous brother
and sister in laws.
Michael attended Ashtabula High School, graduating in 1948. He proudly served in the US
Army. After his military service, Michael worked at Rockwell Brake in Saybrook, Ohio and then
in Rock Hill, South Carolina, until his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and wine
making, and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, where he and Lee worked the
weekly bingo for many years. They also wintered in Spring Lake, Florida. Michael was a
member of the East Ashtabula Club, VFW and Elks.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday Feb. 15 in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church with Father Raymond Thomas officiating , Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery were military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard Team from post 103. Visitation will be on Thursday morning from 10 till 11:30 at Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. in Ashtabula. Condolences can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the men and women who have cared for Michael in his home for
the past few years.