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CDR Charles J. Rose, USN (Ret)
Commander Charles "Charlie" Jack Rose, US Navy (Ret.), age 92, long-time resident of San Antonio, passed away on Saturday, January 13th in Houston, TX.

He was one of four sons born in Rockdale, Texas, to John and Myrtle Duncum Rose. He attended Texas A&M (1942-4), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (1955), Naval War College, Newport, RI (1963-4) and George Washington University (1966-8 - BS Degree).

Enlisted in Navy in 1944, designated Naval Aviator in 1946 which led to duty assignments over a span of 28 years as Airship Aviator (LTA) & Instructor; Tailhook Aviator (USS Ranger, USS Saipan, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS Forrestal - 66 Carrier Landings and 8 Cat Shots); Patrol Plane Commander-Airborne Early Warning Squadron (Argentia, Newfoundland); Polar Operations (Deep Freeze - Antarctica); National Emergency Airborne Command Post (Washington, DC); Navy Department, Office of Chief of Naval Operations (Pentagon).

Retired in 1972 and subsequently passed VA Board of Realtors exam to become a Real Estate Salesman and investor. Purchased first recreation vehicle in 1972 and mastered the piloting of a series of RVs culminating in a 38' Winnebago Journey which he drove to visit family in Colorado in 2016.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 22 years, Jane Bogart Rose; his second wife of 12 years, Tena Moore Rose; two of his three brothers, Eugene (Blanche) Rose and Perry Rose; step-son, Harold Ray Moore.

Charles is survived by his travel companion, LeNora Geenen; brother, John (Julie) Rose of Houston; sons, Charles (Cheryl) Rose and Mark (Jyoti) Rose; daughter, Cathleen (Eric Evans) Rose; step-daughters Judith (Neal) Grossman and Carolyn (Mel Hendricks) Murphy; step-son David (Natalie Wood) Moore; grandchildren Mark Christopher Rose, Kimberly (Jim) Ballinger, Kelsey Rose, Michael Rose, Maitreya Rose, Starling Rose, Colorado River Rose, Ultra Violet Rose; great grandchildren Mascha Rose. "A pat for the Pups: Tippy (Rose), Aurora (Ballinger), Henrietta (Rose-Evans) and Bebe (Rose-Evans)."

The family will receive friends at Sunset Funeral Home from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
SERVICE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018 AT NOON, SUNSET FUNERAL HOME: 1701 Austin Highway [210.828.2811]
COMMITTAL SERVICE: Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery