Editor's Note: This obituary was prepared by the family and edited by Patch.
Former Water Mill resident Charles F. Rose of Blackwood, New Jersey, died on Jan. 28 at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, of complications of pneumonia and a stroke. He was 77.
Born May 19, 1935, in Southampton Hospital, he was the son of Hervey and Carolyn Rose. He grew up in Water Mill and graduated from Southampton High School with the class of 1953. He received degrees from Lehigh University and Butler University; worked for Astatic Corp. of Conneaut, Ohio and RCA Corp. in Indianapolis; owned and operated Electronic Products Inc. in Indianapolis; and ran a real estate business in Pinellas and Pasco counties, Florida.
Charles was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Linda Rose Harp of Water Mill. He is survived by his wife, L. Lynn Rose of Blackwood; a son, Austin F. Rose of Clermont, Florida; a daughter, Robbin Rose of Nederland, Colorado; a brother, John B. Rose of Saint Paul, MN; nieces Carolyn Corwith of Water Mill and Midge Fowler of Southampton; stepchildren Rebecca Parr, James Thiede, Elizabeth French, Rachel Brosius, and David French. He had six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was previously married to Patricia Everson of Nederland, Colorado, and to Judith Y. Rose of Palm Harbor, Florida.