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Stanley Rosen

Stanley Rosen, born March 1, 1928, died March 9, 2023, in between, he did lots of stuff!

What can you say about a life well lived? What can you say about the life of someone who repeatedly said “I don’t believe in reincarnation, but if there is such a thing, I want to come back as myself.”

In his 95 years on this planet, Stan married Ann, the love of his life and began their great adventure together, raising 3 children, starting multiple businesses, traveling to all 50 states and over 80 other countries and playing golf, lots and lots of golf. Those of you who knew him can fill in the rest with your own stories; those of you who didn’t missed someone special. Don’t mourn his passing, celebrate his life!

Stan was predeceased by his parents, Isadore and Bess Rosen his daughter, Kathi Rosen, his sister, Evelyn Croll and his nephew, Dr. Jonathon Croll (Carole). He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann Shapiro Rosen, his sons Dr. Michael Rosen (Becky Rosen, who was more like a daughter than a daughter-in-law), and Andrew Rosen, Esq., his beloved grandchildren, Molly Rosen and Zach Rosen and his nieces and nephew Carolyn Croll, Susan Croll (Paul), Dr. Theodore Croll(Debbie), his great nephew, Joshua Croll and his great niece, Anna Josefsson (Viktor).

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Jewish Family Services or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Funeral Services

Burial will be private.


    Michelle writes,
    I'm sorry for the loss of Mr. Rosen. I didn't know him but what was written about him made me smile. He sounds like a wonderful person! Peace to all who loved him.
    03/10/2023 04:50 pm
    Ron Shapiro writes,
    A wonderful and caring man! One of the last remaining elders on the Shapiro side of our family. Rest in peace.
    03/11/2023 08:22 am
    Judy Filipkowski writes,
    Stanley sounded like a great guy and I am so sorry that he is gone.
    03/11/2023 11:38 am
    Alan and Lynne Shapiro writes,
    Deepest sympathy to the Rosen family. Sending love to all of you Lynne and Alan Shapiro
    03/11/2023 06:34 pm
    Paul & Debbie Sherwood writes,
    We never knew meet Stanley but heard his story through our relationship with Andrew while seeing to his eyeglass needs. It sounds like Stanley was a lot like his son. One who made everyone he came in contact with seem special. We hope Andrew. and the rest of his family, let their memories bring a warmth their hearts and a smile to their face. Paul & Debbie Sherwood
    03/12/2023 08:03 am
    Jeanne Hughes
    03/12/2023 11:49 am
    Nancy, Darla & Tyler Wilson writes,
    The Rosen family and the Wilson family go back many years starting in the Monroe Park Apartments in Wilmington in the late 1950s. Our families (parents and children) shared happy and sad times together as we all grew up and grew older. Stan loaned my Dad ski equipment in the early 1970s when my father first took up the sport. Stan & Ann's and Rod & Nancy's lives connected at many points over the past 65 years and my parents always enjoyed Stan's good humor and his hardy zest for life. All of the Wilsons fully shared Stan's enlightened and forward-thinking outlook on the world, and admired his sharing of those progressive views. Darla, Tyler and our Mom, Nancy, send our deepest sympathies to Ann and the entire Rosen family.
    03/12/2023 12:39 pm
    Madalyn Schultz Petit writes,
    Sending my sympathy to the Rosen family, Madalyn Schultz Petit
    03/13/2023 12:42 am
    Barbara Robinson writes,
    Andy: Bill and I are sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts snd prayers are with you at this time
    03/13/2023 09:17 am
    Ivy R Harlev writes,
    Sending love to the Rosen family. So sorry for your loss. May Stan's memory be a blessing.
    03/13/2023 06:00 pm
    Richard Rausch lit a candle and writes,
    Stan was a close friend of my brother. As a result we got to know Stan very well. We shared many of his adventures with Ann. These memories will keep him alive in our hearts. May he rest in peace.
    03/14/2023 01:01 pm
    Mary Ellen Butterworth writes,
    Roy and I truly loved Ann and Stan, here in our Port Charlotte, Fl neighborhood, of Riverwood. We had lots of fun and yes, lots of golf too! Two buddies are together now, and it will be a blessing to see them again. I send my love and prayers to you all and thank you for sharing a wonderful man, husband, father, grandpop, uncle and most of all, our dear friend.
    03/14/2023 03:52 pm
    Mike Kowalski writes,
    Rest in peace Stan. I will always remember you as a fair and honest landlord and friend. Mike Kowalski
    03/17/2023 10:51 am
    Ron Shapiro writes,
    A loving and always smiling gentleman. When I last visited him and Ann in 2017 just after they moved into their new place over the PA line, he invited me to lunch where we enjoyed a meal with many stories of the family. May his life stories be shared and remembered by his children and grandchildren.
    03/17/2023 04:50 pm
    Lynn woods lit a candle and writes,
    Joe and I will always remember Stan’s sense of humor and positive outlook. He shared many of their adventures around the world with us and considered himself a very lucky man. Stan and Ann were a wonderful couple who loved each other very much. May they rest in peace together.
    03/20/2023 09:40 am
    Mike and Barb Lenzi writes,
    We got to know Stan and Ann at dinners at Maris Grove and just loved them. Stan’s stories were riotous. We could always count on him for a nip.
    05/07/2023 05:21 pm

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