SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Ronald L. Rose, age 67, of Saybrook Township, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his home. He had been in failing health for some time.
Ronald was born on Nov. 28, 1946, in Geneva, Ohio, the son of Robert and Ruth (Bradley) Rose. An Ashtabula High School graduate, Ron attended Gem City Jewelers School in Connecticut and Ashtabula Kent State University.
An early retiree, Ron also worked as a clock maker-repairman by trade and was a member of the NAWCC. He was lauded for his expertise in repairing difficult Wooden Works clocks among others. He worked at the family campground, Luomas Camping.
He and his wife enjoyed ballroom dancing, travels and cruises all over the world, and house and garden tours all over the eastern US. He was a published poet, enjoyed writing stories, and excelled in carpentry, building most of his own home.
Ron was a member of the Finnish-American Heritage Association and Ashtabula Historical Society.
Ron is survived by his wife, Susan (Luoma); sisters, Debra Sams of Coos Bay, Ore., and Patricia Shelott and Jennifer Peet, both of Ashtabula; brother, Robert Rose Jr. of Ashtabula; four nieces and four nephews; and six great-nieces and four-great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Kathleen and Barbara Rose; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Jennie Bradley; and paternal grandparents, Grace and Matt Marginitis; and great-grandparents, Bert Rose and Kathryn Bradley.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled at later date.
POTTI LAKESIDE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 1329 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, is handling arrangements. Obituary and condolences at starbeacon.com.