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Philip L Rose

March 18, 1938 — November 29, 2023

Philip LaMar Rose
March 18, 1938 – November 29, 2023

Philip Rose, a follower of Christ, local Navy Veteran, Retired Engineer, Husband, Father,
Grandfather and friend to many has passed at St Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood, KY from liver
cancer he was 85.
Philip is remembered by his loved ones as a Godly, loving, thoughtful, intelligent, a
giving man and one of the “really good guys”.
A man who loved sports and music from a very young age, learning the value of a hard
day’s work, and cherished time spent with family.
Born in Ft. Wayne, IN. to Rev. Herman R. & Vera Velera (Myers) Rose, he has one
brother David and a Sister, Faith, whom both he loved very much. The family moved
from Ft Wayne to Indianapolis where Philip attended Shortridge High School and played
defensive line for short-range on the football team while at the same time playing the
trombone in the marching band. That made for interesting halftime performances. His
band uniform must have turned a few heads. His love of the game stayed with him even
playing for a semi-pro football team in Chicago.
His youthful summers were joyfully shared on the Myers family farm in Carmel, IN.
where this city boy enjoyed spending time with all his wonderful cousins.
Graduating in 1956 from Shortridge High School Indianapolis he immediately enlisted
in the Navy to honorably serve our country on Midway Island where he built transistors,
intercepted enemy communications and deciphered enemy codes.
After discharge from the military he entered into the workforce and one of his first jobs was
with American Airlines working alongside his sister in Indianapolis. He then moved
from Indianapolis to Kokomo, IN. where Philip was hired in the engineering
department for Stellite. It was here in 1969 he helped design and produce a new
superalloy metal used as a skin for Project Mercury on the first space capsule.
It was these young adult years of hands-on experiences that propelled his desire to
pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. In 1975 he drove to
West Lafayette and met with the dean of the engineering school. During this meeting
the Dean tried to assess Phil’s level of understanding in the engineering field by
presenting him complicated mechanical experiments and processes. They asked Phil to
explain everything. It was through this impressive exercise he tested out of 3 years of
college-level courses only needing one more year of night school to complete his 4year
degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
His professional talents would only grow through his career working across the nation at
Senior levels of Engineering and administration. He would earn & receive professional
honors & recognitions but rarely spoke of these never wanting to draw attention to
himself. He would retire from his professional engineering life from David J Joseph a
scrap metal company in Cincinnati. He would say through a career that spanned over
3 decades, he never felt like he worked a day, he always enjoyed his work & felt
In 1997 at age 59 Philp married Louise Yorgovan and together, through 26 years of
marriage, they shared many joys. Among their many interests are faith, family, travel,
sports and wildlife. Philip’s two children together with Louise’s 3 children have blended
their family now to proudly boast of 9 grandchildren & one loyal companion Stanley the
Philip loved travel & together with Louise they had many adventures going places they
always dreamed of traveling. One such trip was to meet Scottish Ancestry visiting
Kilravock Castle, an ancestral home built in 1460, nestled in the Scottish Highlands village of Nairn. The motto of his family, Clan Rose, is “Constant & True.” This motto resonates through our family & Philip’s character to this
He was a constant & true follower of Christ always sharing and witnessing of God’s
awesome power & saving grace. His baritone voice resonated within many choirs
providing him great joy to use his voice to glorify God. When recently asked by his choir
director to submit his favorite hymns he in true engineering fashion researched and then
listed out in great detail 3 pages of hymns of praise, many of these hymns he has been
singing since he was a young child with his brother and sister.
Phil was always an active member of the church his entire life having held memberships
with Assemblies of God, Baptist & Lutheran faith. His growth in Christ created a true
relationship with Jesus Christ. Understanding that by grace you are saved, through
faith a gift from God, not by works so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-10 & John
As the golden years of retirement faded into the sunset of recent health challenges he
continued to enjoy every day & praising the Lord even humming to songs of faith just
two days before he passed into glory.

Philip Rose is survived by his Wife Louise, Daughter Monica M. Anderson (Robert) of
Noblesville, IN, Son Jason LaMar (Kim) Rose of Carmel, IN, Former Wife & Mother to
his children Sonja Rose of Carmel, IN. 5 grandchildren William, Maria, Andrew
Anderson, Lilian & Brock Rose. Brother David (Celest) Rose of Greenfield, IN, Sister
Faith Rose of Cincinnati, OH., Niece Beth (Neil) Trout of Greenfield, IN. His blended
family of Stepchildren Sam Yorgovan, Suzie Yorgovan, Jeff (Julie) Yorgavan all of
Cincinnati & 4 Step grandchildren, Ben, Samantha, Max & Jacob Yorgovan
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his nephew Rev. Kevin Rose.

Funeral & Burial Services:

Hebron Lutheran Church in Hebron, KY
Visitation: 11-12Noon
Service: Noon with Pastor Michael Stoops officiating

Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Conner Suite)
11:30 am visitation
Service: Noon with Pastor J. Don Jennings, II officiating
Military Honors and burial immediately following the service.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation & gratitude to the entire staff at
St Elizabeth Healthcare, Pastoral Care & Hospice for their loving care & grace they have
shown Philip & his family.
Honorary Donations made to memorialize Philip Rose can be sent to the following
ministries and organizations he supported:
• Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
• Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child

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