Howard Eugene Rose

March 09, 1948 ‒ January 15, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Howard Eugene Rose passed away on January 15, 2019 after a short stay at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born on March 9, 1948 to William T. Rose and Violet G. Rose who preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his oldest brother, William L. Rose and an infant brother, Ronnie Dennis Rose.

Left to cherish his memory are Carol (Jerry) Ganson of Logan, Ohio, Roger (Rosemary) Rose of Marion, Ohio and Kaye (Buddy) Lyles of Marion, Ohio along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene came to know the Lord at a very early age and while we who are left behind will struggle to fill the void by Gene’s passing, we sorrow not as those who have no hope.  Our focus will not be sadness for the years we will be apart, but rather thankfulness for the 70 years we were together.

The family extends special thanks to the kind folks at the Marion General Hospital, Community Healthcare, MARCA Industries, the Euclid Avenue Mission who provided love and services for Gene.

Visitation for Howard Eugene Rose will be Friday, January 18, 2019 from 10 am until a 12 noon funeral service at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion. Pastor Bob Jones will officiate and interment will follow in the Marion Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Gene’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Knew Howard through many visits to Community healthcare, Howard was a regular at our Saturday morning music gathering. Howard particularly loved the old song “Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette”, and I loved playing it for him!
    Rest In Peace Howard, look forward to seeing you again one day without your wheelchair. 😊

  • I had the honor of working with howard at marca and he was a very sweet man, he would share his KFC he got on Wednesday with his peers, he always made it to ask me how my kids was doing, and what I was gonna do after work. He will be deeply missed. By marca staff and his peers.

  • Howard and I worked together for the last few years and he always made an effort to ask about me and my family and everyday to say goodbye to me before he left. I will never forget his sweet and sincere personality. Thank you, Howard, for blessing us with your friendship.