Joseph Conrad Rose

Joseph Conrad Rose, age 55, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Seasons Hospice.

Born in Washington D.C, he was the son of Ronald L. Rose and the late Mary Ann (Buczynski). He graduated from the University of Delaware with his bachelor’s degree and went on to graduate from Wilmington University with his master’s degree. Joseph worked in management at the corporate offices of Planned Parenthood in Santa Barbara, California before returning home to Delaware and teaching classes at Cecil County Community College. Joseph also wrote and published a book called Jonathan’s Omega. Joseph was predeceased by his mother in 2008.

Joseph is survived by his father, Ronald L. Rose of Newark, DE; his brothers and their spouses, Ronald L. Rose Jr. and Monica of Newark, DE and William Gregory Rose and Diane of Cecil County, MD; his aunt and uncle who he was particularly close to, Dean and Sharon Rose of Virginia Beach, VA; and many additional aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd. Suite 100 Silver Spring, MD 20910. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Toya Gross on
Please accept my deepest sincere condolences during your time of grief. My hope is the words of Christ Jesus be comforting, when he stated that "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29). We can also take comfort in God's personal promise to "wipe out every tear" and even "death will be no more" (Revelation 21:4) May you look to the Bible for comfort from our creator, Jehovah God, during this difficult time.

Submitted by Ron Rose Jr on
Joe...I can’t believe you’re gone. Love and miss you so much!! Bobby

Submitted by Larry and Debbie on
So sorry for your loss. Your in our prayers. I do believe we’ll be with our loved ones someday. Where they’ll be healthy, and happy!!

Submitted by Kathy Weiss on
I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. It was just about 4 months ago that we last spoke. I worked with Joe rather closely in the English Department at Cecil College, as we both taught the underserved population of students who needed the most help. Joe was so dedicated and passionate about helping students, and we frequently commiserated about the trials and tribulations associated with this. I am so sad to hear of his passing, as I was hoping to work with him again in the future at some point on campus. He will be greatly missed, and I pray the angels are surrounding him now. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to his family at this time. May you find peace and some comfort. God bless.

Submitted by Alma Sumler on
I was sorry to read about the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the promised resurrection to come according to scriptures such as [John 5:28-29] and [Acts 24:15]. We find further hope in scriptures like [Isaiah 25:8] and [Revelations 21:3-5] which says in part that Jehovah God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, because God will swallow up death forever. I hope these scriptures will be of some comfort. My Sincere Condolences.