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74 Trinity Avenue
Gouverneur, NY, 13642
United States


Richard C. “Dick” Rose Sr.

Dan McClelland

Richard C. “Dick” Rose Sr., age 74 of Satsuma, Florida passed away November 22, 2016 after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are with the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home & Crematory Palatka Florida. A memorial tribute will be held Saturday December 10, 2016 at 1p.m. at the funeral home located at 307 South Palm Avenue Palatka Florida. Online condolences can be made at
Mr. Rose was born on July 25, 1942 in Theresa N.Y. a son of the late Arthur and Frances (Eggleston) Rose. He graduated in 1959 from Indian River High School, a member of the first graduating class at the new school. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1963. Dick was then employed as a Deputy by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, NewYork Telephone Company and later had radio and television repair shops in both Theresa and Star Lake.
 After moving to Florida, he was employed by Bell-South and various auto dealerships.
He currently was co-owner/operator of Mema’s Restaurant in Satsuma, Florida with his wife, Kerri. Dick loved to cook and he and his wife owned a mobile concession stand, K& D Seafood, and had attended area county fairs in 2009 and 2010, including Gouverneur-St. Lawrence County and Watertown-Jefferson County. They also attended several other fairs along the Eastern seaboard.
He was a member of the Palatka #34 F&AM Masonic Lodge; Putnam County Shriners Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose #184 in Palatka FL. He was also a staunch supporter of the Palatka Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife Kerri, four sons- Richard Jr.(Cindy), Lyman(Elizabeth), Denver(Mary), and Ashley(Kelly); two daughters- Karen Winant (Brian Daly), Lori (Jackie) Savoie and a stepson Derek Harthcock.
He is also survived by grandchildrenMadison, Connor, Rachel and Braxdon Rose; Morgane, Maxx and Mitch Van Waeyenberghe, Nicholas and Erica Bass and seven great-grandchildren.
Also surviving Dick are three brothers- Leonard (Tanya) Rose, Larry (Pat) Rose and Fred (Natalie) Rose; three sisters – Doris (Bernard) Knowlton, Judy (Earl) Peck and Sue Rose, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Rose was pre-deceased by a sister, Margo and a brother, Frank.
Mr. Rose always enjoyed visits “home” to Northern New York. When relatives visited Florida they were sure to deliver his favorites of fresh cheese curd, Croghan bologna, maple syrup and maple cream. He will surely be missed.