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 John Byrne “Jack” Rose

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John Byrne “Jack” Rose

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death
26 Jun 2015 (aged 83)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Plot
Block K Lot 125 Grave #1
Memorial ID
148403121 View Source

John "Jack" Byrne Code Rose passed away peacefully in San Francisco with his loving family by his side on June 26, 2015. He is survived by Nancy Rose, his second wife of 34 years, and by his daughter Lisa Bowers and his grandsons John Bowers and Jeff Bowers. Jack's daughter Suzanne Asbury and his son Jack, Jr. predeceased him. He is also survived by his stepdaughters Casey McGrath Giarman and Molly McGrath, and his step granddaughters Miranda Lis, Cecilia Giarman and Amelia Lis. Jack was born on September 25, 1931 in San Francisco. Jack started his career in retail men's clothing when he went to work in 1951 at the age of 19 as a stock boy, and within 20 years rose to become president of Roos-Atkins, a major West-Coast men's clothing retailer and later was named a partner and president of Grodins, another major men's clothing retailer throughout California. When asked about his amazing rise to the top without any family connections, Jack always said that his long hours never felt like work; to him his work was great fun and a chance to improve the way men dressed. Jack retired as President of Grodins in 1986, and he and his wife Nancy began to travel extensively. They fell in love with the British Isles, and took courses at the British Museum in London to learn about antique prints and engravings. They bought many prints and engravings in England, mainly at auctions all over the country, had them hand mounted and brought them back to start a successful business selling them. On January 25, 1974, Herb Caen, the famous San Francisco columnist, led off his daily column with the headline: "THE BIG JAYWALK: Bright, young Jack Rose, who marched across Market Street from Grodins (where he was exec-veep) to become President of Roos/Atkins a couple of years ago, will shortly march right back across the street to rejoin Grodins as President and Chief Exec Officer. Despite the color suggested by his last name, Rose took R/A out of the red and into the black." In 1975, Sidney P. Allen, financial editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, referred to Jack as "dapper, dapper Jack B Rose." Kevin Starr, Californian historian and author, wrote in 1981 that Jack Rose's dress was "dazzling" in the mode of the Ivy League and "looked like a successful professor of literature at Harvard, Cornell, Yale or Princeton". Jack and Nancy went on a Danube River Cruise in 1997 that featured informative lectures and three chamber music concerts each day, and this was the beginning of a passionate love of chamber music for both of them. In 2003, they moved to Reno where they became sponsors of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, one of the country's top chamber music festivals and which is held in Reno between Christmas and New Year's each year. Shortly before his death, a string quartet from the Reno Chamber Orchestra visited Jack at his bedside in San Francisco and performed a concert for him. Jack was a life-long avid tennis player. He was an active member of the Caughlin Club in Reno as well as the California Tennis Club in San Francisco. He was a member of the USTA Super Senior Doubles Championship Team in 2003. He was a connoisseur of Bordeaux wines and had an extensive collection; he enjoyed thoroughly researching the wines he bought and drank. Jack had a great sense for style, design, quality and colors. He was a very warm, generous, caring, patient and thoughtful man; he was fair, polite, extremely responsible, honest and good to the core. Jack will be buried in Tallahassee, Florida. Services will be held in Tallahassee and Reno. Please email Casey Giarman at [email protected] if you wished to be notified as to time and location. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the Jack Rose Fund, Nevada Chamber Music Festival c/o Reno Chamber Orchestra, 925 Riverside Drive, Set 5, Reno, NV 89503.

John "Jack" Byrne Code Rose passed away peacefully in San Francisco with his loving family by his side on June 26, 2015. He is survived by Nancy Rose, his second wife of 34 years, and by his daughter Lisa Bowers and his grandsons John Bowers and Jeff Bowers. Jack's daughter Suzanne Asbury and his son Jack, Jr. predeceased him. He is also survived by his stepdaughters Casey McGrath Giarman and Molly McGrath, and his step granddaughters Miranda Lis, Cecilia Giarman and Amelia Lis. Jack was born on September 25, 1931 in San Francisco. Jack started his career in retail men's clothing when he went to work in 1951 at the age of 19 as a stock boy, and within 20 years rose to become president of Roos-Atkins, a major West-Coast men's clothing retailer and later was named a partner and president of Grodins, another major men's clothing retailer throughout California. When asked about his amazing rise to the top without any family connections, Jack always said that his long hours never felt like work; to him his work was great fun and a chance to improve the way men dressed. Jack retired as President of Grodins in 1986, and he and his wife Nancy began to travel extensively. They fell in love with the British Isles, and took courses at the British Museum in London to learn about antique prints and engravings. They bought many prints and engravings in England, mainly at auctions all over the country, had them hand mounted and brought them back to start a successful business selling them. On January 25, 1974, Herb Caen, the famous San Francisco columnist, led off his daily column with the headline: "THE BIG JAYWALK: Bright, young Jack Rose, who marched across Market Street from Grodins (where he was exec-veep) to become President of Roos/Atkins a couple of years ago, will shortly march right back across the street to rejoin Grodins as President and Chief Exec Officer. Despite the color suggested by his last name, Rose took R/A out of the red and into the black." In 1975, Sidney P. Allen, financial editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, referred to Jack as "dapper, dapper Jack B Rose." Kevin Starr, Californian historian and author, wrote in 1981 that Jack Rose's dress was "dazzling" in the mode of the Ivy League and "looked like a successful professor of literature at Harvard, Cornell, Yale or Princeton". Jack and Nancy went on a Danube River Cruise in 1997 that featured informative lectures and three chamber music concerts each day, and this was the beginning of a passionate love of chamber music for both of them. In 2003, they moved to Reno where they became sponsors of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, one of the country's top chamber music festivals and which is held in Reno between Christmas and New Year's each year. Shortly before his death, a string quartet from the Reno Chamber Orchestra visited Jack at his bedside in San Francisco and performed a concert for him. Jack was a life-long avid tennis player. He was an active member of the Caughlin Club in Reno as well as the California Tennis Club in San Francisco. He was a member of the USTA Super Senior Doubles Championship Team in 2003. He was a connoisseur of Bordeaux wines and had an extensive collection; he enjoyed thoroughly researching the wines he bought and drank. Jack had a great sense for style, design, quality and colors. He was a very warm, generous, caring, patient and thoughtful man; he was fair, polite, extremely responsible, honest and good to the core. Jack will be buried in Tallahassee, Florida. Services will be held in Tallahassee and Reno. Please email Casey Giarman at [email protected] if you wished to be notified as to time and location. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the Jack Rose Fund, Nevada Chamber Music Festival c/o Reno Chamber Orchestra, 925 Riverside Drive, Set 5, Reno, NV 89503.

Gravesite Details

Lot 125: 1,2,3 "Interment rights" by Jack/Nanny. #4 is James Whittle who died in Nov. 1955.

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  • Maintained by: John Ream
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 28 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 148403121
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/148403121/john-byrne-rose: accessed ), memorial page for John Byrne “Jack” Rose (25 Sep 1931–26 Jun 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 148403121, citing Oakland Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA; Maintained by John Ream (contributor 47402547) Cremated.