David Rose

Sunday, December 12, 2004

David J. Rose, 46, died Saturday at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where he had resided the past three months.

He was born Oct. 7, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of Emil S. and Edna S. Miller Rose of rural Piedmont, Mo.

Rose was a graduate of Clearwater High School in Piedmont. He received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.; a master's degree in mathematics from State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.; and a doctorate in decision sciences and engineering systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.

He was an assistant professor on the Defense Resources Management Institute faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., and for the past two years was on the mathematics faculty of the Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, Calif.

Rose is survived by his mother, Edna Rose, Piedmont; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ardith and Kese Rose, Trenton, Mich., and R. Joe and Marge Sullivan, Cape Girardeau.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Meadows Cemetery near Des Arc, Mo.

The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to Southeast Hospice or the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

Arrangements are by Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.