Sam Rose died Nov. 15, 2020. A private graveside funeral was held the next day at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Solon.
He was predeceased by his wife, Fannie (nee Lander). He leaves behind his three children, Mitchell Rose of Cleveland, Mindy Kumer of Israel and Murray Rose of Los Angeles.
He was born in 1923 in the Jewish neighborhood of 105th Street, into a fervently-orthodox Yiddish-speaking family.
After graduating from Glenville High School, he fought in Europe in WWII. He then attended Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University), where he earned an accounting degree and a law degree.
He worked as an accountant, for 18 years at Good Investment Stamp Co. and 18 years for the Defense Dept. in the Federal Building downtown.
For almost all his adult life, he was a member simultaneously of both B’nai Jeshurun Congregation and Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue, and their predecessor synagogues, where he was well-known for his constant smile and wearing bow ties.
He was most-devoted to his family, Jewish tradition, Jewish education and Israel. He regularly attended synagogue services and Hebrew classes, and spent much of each day reading and studying.