In Memoriam

Leroy Rose
Leroy Rose

WILLIAMSBURG - LeRoy Rose died peacefully Aug. 14, 2011 at age 90. Born and raised in Isle of Wight County, he graduated from the University of Virginia with a master's degree in education. He went on to pursue a lifelong career in education, first working at Cradock High School in Portsmouth, then at the U.S. Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis and at TRADOC at Fort Monroe.

He was a member of Bruton Parish Church where he taught Sunday school, then a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Jamestown Road. He was also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg.

His wife, Norma Rose, a retired school teacher, passed away Jan. 6, 2001.

He is survived by his two children, Brian Rose of New York City and his daughter, Cathy Rose of San Francisco; three step-sons, Peter Adams, Ronald Adams, and Thomas Adams; his first wife, Louise Rose; his sister, Alma Richardson; grandson, Brendan; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Thursday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will be held following the service at the Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England St.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Online condolences may be registered at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on August 17, 2011