Carlyle Rose

Carlyle "Curly" RoseAlfred Carlyle "Curly" Rose of Astoria died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Astoria Gardens & Rehab Center.

He was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Schuyler County, the son of Harry and Ona Trone Rose. He married Nola Carlete Seward on Sept. 7, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Carolyn (and Don) Watson of Astoria; one son, Carmen (and Barbara) Rose of Macomb; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Velna Maxine Rose and Jeanette Seward; and two granddaughters.

He worked as a mechanic for Lock Motor Co. in Astoria for 13 years. He then started his own business, Curly's Auto Repair, which he owned and operated for 51 years. He trained over 15 mechanics in Astoria through their employment at Curly's.

He was a member of Astoria Christian Church where he served as an elder for 53 years and taught Sunday school. He received the Father of the Year award from his church in 1984. He was recognized as an Honored Elder in December 2003. He also was recognized as Honored Citizen by the Village of Astoria at the Astoria Homecoming celebration in 1988.

Services are today at 10:30 a.m. at Astoria Christian Church with Gary Sheets and Rev. Ben Peterman officiating. Burial is in Astoria Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Rescue Squad.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/28/2005

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