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Jon William Rose

Jon William Rose, 69, of Arlington and formerly of Fredericksburg , died at Inova Alexandria Hospital on February 4, 2014.

Jon grew up in Clarksburg , WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a BA degree in German and an MA degree in German Linguistics. After graduation, Jon enlisted in the U. S. Army and served one tour of duty in Vietnam . His love for German began when he was a senior in high school, living in Paderborn , Germany , and grew stronger throughout his life. Herr Rose lived and taught in Wilhelmshaven , Germany before teaching German at Woodbridge High School for 30 years.

While living in Fredericksburg , Jon earned an MBA from Mary Washington College . He was also an active member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served on the Social Ministry committee and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter. Jon remained active in education and community service after moving to Arlington . He was an avid biker, clogger, and theatre-goer.

Survivors include two sons, Eric Rose and his wife Meredith, and Nick Rose and his wife Mandy; his sister, Jayne Ross and her husband Bill; his niece, Beth Ross, and his brother-in-law, Tim Morneau. He was predeceased by his parents William and Bertha Rose, and his sister Kristina.

Jon’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Wednesday Feb. 12 at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria . Contributions in Jon’s memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

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