David Marshall Rose

David Marshall Rose passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018, in Alameda after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in Oakland in 1942, and was preceded in death by his father, George Francis Rose and his mother, Berit Linom Rose. 

Dave attended Bishop O’Dowd High School and Armstrong College. He retired after 32 years as a Kaiser Permanente executive as director of financial reporting and funding. 

Dave served for 41 years at St. Philip Neri in various lay positions including President of Parish Council. Dave was a longtime member of the Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Branch 10, serving the ICF in numerous capacities. He earned the Pope John XXIII award, the highest honor ICF gives to a layperson, for his years of dedicated service to others. 

Dave was a charter member of the St. Philip Neri Boy Scouts of America Troop 78. He was a 60-year member of the Boy Scouts of America Alameda Council, as well as a 45-year member of the Boy Scouts board, earning the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. 

Dave was a wonderful person who donated thousands of hours to the Alameda community during his long and happy life of giving. 

He was a steadfast Oakland Raider fan since the team’s inception in 1960. 

Dave is survived by his loving sisters, Barbara Payne (Jerry, dec.) and Patricia Kennedy (John) as well as his adored nieces and nephews: Linda Rose Payne, Tess Payne Rohan, Mary Payne-Omohundro, Karen Kennedy Bjeletich, Matthew Kennedy, and David Kennedy; sons Whitney Gaunt (deceased), James McGee (Kristina) and Erick Waddington (Carmen); grandson Paul Waddington; and Godsons David Kennedy and Mark Hobson (Leigh). 

Dave acted as a foster parent and mentor to many young people throughout the years including: Michael Pang, Rafael Garcia, Larry Smith (deceased), Chris Wong, the Travenias (Charles, Peter, Jessica, Jacob) Niko Aumua, Sean Ramsey, Cole Blankenship, Matt Jones, Qaise Shaghasi, Braulio Aramburo, Silvio Mora, Tim Watanabe, Giovanni Campos, Donte Cullins, Miles Jones, Jonathan Pfifer, Emilio Garcia-Sanchez, Safi Hasseeb, Jesse Groves, Keith Murray, Marco Gonzalez, the Norris girls (Hope, Michaela, Sarah, Kate and Anne), the Hendersons (Charlie, John, Tom and Mary) and Maggie Hobson Caracciolo. 

A rosary service will be held this Friday, July 13, at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St. Viewing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will take place this Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m., also at St. Philip Neri Church. Reception to follow in church hall. 

Donations can be made in Dave’s name to the Bishop O’Dowd “60” Scholarship Fund, Boy Scouts of America Alameda Council, St. Joseph Elementary School, Hanna Boys Center, Alameda Meals on Wheels, St. Philip Neri School or ICF.  

For more information call Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).