Rupert Ronald Rose
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 18, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Warren, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 22, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Carson City, Nevada, United States
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rupert Rose, 83, born on June 18, 1930 and passed away on October 22, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bill Stratton on 30th June 2017

"I worked as a barboy and later a bartender at the Top of the Wheel at Harvey's from 1972 to 1973.  I loved Ron Rose and Dave.  What a treat for me to have them playing night after night right in front of me. I still think of them from time to time and reminisce . Man, that guy could play."

This tribute was added by Heather Rose on 22nd October 2015

"Dear Ron,
You will always be so missed. You and Toots made a wonderful difference in my life and my kids. We love you. We will all meet again so I can thank you in person."

This tribute was added by Candice Dunnigan on 21st November 2014

"I had no idea about Ronnie's death, and just found out via updating our Christmas cards. Toots my heart goes out to you. And to all of my cousins out there I send you sincere condolences. Although it has been decades sinces I was small I remember him well and I am still so glad I made it to he and Toot's 50th at Tahoe"

This tribute was added by Barbara Radke on 24th October 2014

"There is nothing more to say  ---   but he and his entire family made such a difference in knowing all of you.   The memories are tremendous Miss him and his music, too.  Love to all"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Lancaster on 23rd October 2014

"The smile, the giggle, the music coming out of those hands, the joy just to see you.  Yes, we miss you, dear friend."

This tribute was added by Heather Rose on 22nd October 2014

"Dear Ron, I miss you every day. You left wonderful memories and I can still hear your voice and laugh in my head. My Dad's memorial mum bloomed this week, just as it did last year for your memorial (for the first time in 8 years.) Until we meet again...Heather, Jeff, Luke, Nick, Sean, Julie, Sam, Kirsten, Ryan,Owen,Clae,Brooke,James. We love you."

This tribute was added by Lynda Rose on 19th June 2014

"Lighting a candle for your Birthday Daddy! I love & miss you!"

This tribute was added by Tricia Powell Tarantino on 7th November 2013

"What a legend indeed. I had the pleasure of meeting Ron when I began working at Harveys.  I had my wedding reception at the then Llewellyns and Ron played that evening making the evening more special. He will be truly missed. Thank you Ron."

This tribute was added by Jerard Trombka DDS on 5th November 2013

"Always a smile…
Always kind…
Always a tune...

It was such a pleasure being your dentist and friend for so many years.  I know you're smiling with us forever."

This tribute was added by Brooke Rose on 31st October 2013

"A few days before his passing, my grandpa asked why I was so upset. "I'll be here. We'll all always be here. Our voices will always be here," he said. His smiles, warmth and laughter will be with me forever. One of the best men ever, he built an empire. We live it.  Thank you grandpa."

This tribute was added by Tamra Steele on 31st October 2013

"I have just hear the news thaqt we hae lost an amazing man and musician. I had the honor of working with Ron at the Top of the Wheel for many months and gigs thereafter. He was a friend and mentor and he was an inspiration. HIs sense of humor was wonderful and he will forever be in my heart. I am pulling on both lapels right now in his honor ande anyone who knows him well will understand."

This tribute was added by Dan Lancaster on 30th October 2013

"One of the nicest men I ever knew.  Just a great guy.  It was always a pleasure to play music with Ron.  I will never forget our trip to San Francisco to play for one of Ron's long time fans at his anniversary!"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Lancaster on 30th October 2013

"Sweetest tunes on earth came from his hands.  As the wife of sax player Dan, I was always welcomed and treated as one of the family.  I wonder if I can find some of the old pics that I took during those years...Thank you, Ron, and thank you, Toots, and all the family for showing us how to live our lives."

This tribute was added by Leslie Pearsall-Abbott on 28th October 2013

"My heartfelt sympathies to Toots, Sandy, Rhonda, Jeff, Lynda, David & the rest of the Rose gang. Going all the way back to jam sessions in Ohio, many fond happy times were spent with Ron, Toots & kids. When I think of Ron, I always think of his delayed reaction to some joke that was told. It would be a while later & Ron would start laughing his unforgettable laugh. I can still hear it! RIP"

This tribute was added by Heather Rose on 26th October 2013

"Thank you Ron, my precious Father-in-law and Grandpa to my kids
who so graciously welcomed us into he and Toot's extraordinary family.
Boy will we miss you, until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Kyle Kelso on 25th October 2013

"'Papa Piano' was a beautiful man who was one half of the mass that served as the gravitational center of a dynamic, extended family.  His loss will be felt like that of the loss of half the Sun both in warmth and in focus.  We will be less without you Grandpa."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kelso on 25th October 2013

"An inspiration for many and an entertainer at heart; Ron lived a lifetime of song, passion, integrity, and genuine authenticity. The life of Rupert Ronald Rose will be celebrated on October 30, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at Montana Health and Fitness Community Center (Resort Course Genoa Lakes) 468 Mountain Meadows Dr. Genoa, NV 89411.  He will be greatly missed."

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