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Edward Mark Rose May 24, 1960 - March 29, 2019

A Memorial Service, to be officiated by Rabbi Dan Gordon, will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:30PM at Houston Jewish Funerals, 5455 Dashwood St. Ste.100, Bellaire, TX 77401.

Edward Mark Rose passed away suddenly at the age of 58 on Friday, March 29th, 2019. Anyone who knew Eddie will recall his enthusiasm, friendliness, up beat spirit and eagerness to engage you in a conversation to impart his amazing storehouse of trivia. He had a passion for reading and when he would receive a book as a gift, he was so enthusiastic, he would start reading it immediately. He loved all his numerous TV shows and was well versed in sports and entertainment trivia. Eddie was Google before it was invented. He was great at Jeopardy and was often able to respond before the contestants.

Eddie’s autism did not stop him from being a productive member of society.  He worked in the family recycling business for many years. The business was sold in 2000 and the new owner Jerry Bailey kept him on as an employee until he passed away. His life was simple and did everything he wanted to do. He found pleasure in reading the newspaper every day and spending summertime at the local swimming pool. He was able to navigate the bus routes in the city and when he wanted to, he would put his bicycle on the front of the bus and rode it to places the bus didn’t have access to.

Aside from having a weekly housekeeper to wash his clothes and clean his house, Eddie was self-sufficient and able to prepare meals for himself. It was inspiring to see how capable he was at living independently.

Every year at the High Holidays, you could find Eddie riding his bike to the Synagogue and staying until he was satisfied that he had done his annual duty. He had a strong sense of Judaism.

We will truly miss him.

Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Levine Rose and is survived by his father, Jules (stepmother Janice) Rose and brother, David (Edith) Rose, stepfather Art Rubenstein, stepbrothers and stepsisters Rachelle (Jay Maulsby)Rose, Sandi (Dennis) Pontius, Jon (Jessi) Rubenstein, Glen (Laura) Manna. We are humbled by the outpouring of emails, sympathy cards, phone calls, Facebook messages, and numerous donations made in Eddie’s name.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Eddie Rose to The Autistic Spectrum Disorders Fund at Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Philanthropy, 1919 S. Braeswood, Suite 5214, Houston, TX 77030

Or via this link Autistic Spectrum Disorders Fund at Texas Children’s Hospital

 

A Memorial Service, to be officiated by Rabbi Dan Gordon, will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:30PM at Houston Jewish Funerals, 5455 Dashwood St. Ste.100, Bellaire, TX 77401.

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    Elyse says

    I never knew Eddie’s name, but can’t remember a time that I didn’t see him, peddling his bike to and from the JCC or somewhere in Meyerland. It seems like yesterday that I saw him peddling by Bellaire high school. He always caught my attention. He seemed so content. He peddled so focused. I always wondered who he was and where he was going. I know one of his favorite places to be was the JCC, especially at the outdoor pool. I’d see him slathering on layers of sunscreen, making sure not a spot on his face was open to the rays. When I saw his picture today in the Herald, my heart was sad. He obviously was a special person. After all these years, I knew his face so well and now I finally learned his name. My husband recognized his picture too. “Yes, that’s the guy on the bike!” He also added that he too was so used to seeing Eddie, that he would have wondered what happened to that special guy on the bike
    We are truly sorry for you loss. We’ll miss seeing Eddie peddling by.

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    Elyse says

    I never knew Eddie’s name, but can’t remember a time that I didn’t see him, peddling his bike to and from the JCC or somewhere in Meyerland. It seems like yesterday that I saw him riding his bike by Bellaire high school. He always caught my attention. He seemed so content. He peddled so focused. I always wondered who he was and where he was going. I know one of his favorite places to be was the JCC, especially the outdoor pool. I’d see him slathering on layers of sunscreen, making sure not a spot on his face was open to the rays. When I saw his picture today in the Herald, my heart was sad. He obviously was a special person. After all these years, I knew his face so well and now I finally learned his name. My husband recognized his picture too. “Yes, that’s the guy on the bike!” He also added that he too was so used to seeing Eddie, that he would have wondered what happened to that special guy on the bike
    We are truly sorry for you loss. We’ll miss seeing Eddie peddling by.

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