In Memory

Mike Rose

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01/13/23 05:15 PM #10    

Stephen B. Satterwhite

I remember Mike and his smile. He was always smiling.  I remember when I graduated from college I was making about $200 per week.  Mike laughed and told me that he was making much, much more by selling firewood, plowing and mowing lawns.  He was a gifted salesman who touched the lives of multiple people in our community. I am a firm believer in the afterlife.  I know I will see Mike again, along with his great smile.

01/14/23 11:00 AM #11    

Bob Legge

Mike was a good guy, cordial and easy to talk with.  I always asked him about his mom, since I and others in our class had her for our 5th grade teacher.  Rest in peace, Mike.

01/14/23 03:49 PM #12    

Ann E. Emerson (Mott)

I'm sure we are all saddened with the passing of Mike.  I always enjoyed seeing Mike through the years with his many Pittsford friends.   Mike was a wonderful and kind person.  He always had a sincere and caring way towards everyone.  Rest in peace.


01/14/23 07:05 PM #13    

Doug Swetman

Mike "Rosie" had an everlasting smile and a true love for Pittsford,sports and everyone he came in contact with. He we will always be remembered for his allegiance to our "Class of 69" and his numerous friendships. God Bless Mike, Susan and family. Doug & Laurie Swetman  

01/15/23 01:32 PM #14    

Charlie Rogers

Mike was one of my best friends, our close friendship developed after high school. We had motorcycles and a love of sports in common.  We'd go to Amerk games and flew to NYC multiple times ($30 student standby round trip) for his beloved Yankees vs. my favorite Baltimore Orioles. One time we drove and had 30 cents between us and an empty gas tank when we got home. 
A few years ago he called me and asked "what are you doing?" I told him I was driving and he told me to pull over because he had to tell me something. He told me he'd been diagnosed with a type of sinus cancer common to woodworkers. He seemed to beat that cancer but then cancer returned with a vengeance. Kathy (Lockwood) Benson and I had lunch and visits with Mike every few weeks when we were in town and Mike was always positive. This was a continuation of lunches that the 3 of us had been having for many years. 
I'm going to miss my friend Mike as I also miss my dear friend Jay Birnbaum, the 3 of us spent a lot of time together.

On another sad note my wife Michelle (Gagnier) just lost her brother Gerry to this horrible disease.



01/15/23 02:42 PM #15    

Laura Gilbert

It is comforting and heart-warming to read the various comments that fellow classmates are saying about Mike.  He truly represented the best of any Pittsford HS graduate.  Whenever I attended class reunions, MIke made a point to greet me and was always attentive, respectful and present.  I felt comfortable in his presence then,  just as I always did in highschool.   I kept Mike in my daily prayers when I first heard about his cancer several years ago and now I will keep his family in my prayers as they cope with their loss.  He will be sorely missed.

01/15/23 03:34 PM #16    

Steve Ramp

Mike and I were early childhood friends and neighbors.  My family moved to Pittsford when I was in fourth grade, which would make it around 1962.  Mike lived two doors down at 11 Austin Park.  We ran helter-skelter around the neighborhood, playing ball at the Little League fields, playing hockey with other neighborhood kids, and chucking walnuts at passing barges.  I think we sneaked our first cigarette hiding under an old dock while the canal was drained, probably while staring at our first Playboy magazine.  Our worlds diverged as we grew older, but I continued to see him around occasionally, and we certainly had fun hanging with him at the 50th reunion.  I am still wearing and enjoying the classic PCS gym class replica tee shirt, typical of Mike’s willingness to always make everybody happy.  Fair winds and following seas, Michael Rose! 

01/15/23 07:13 PM #17    

Mark T. Connolly

RIP Mike……..

01/15/23 07:13 PM #18    

Mark T. Connolly

RIP Mike........

01/16/23 06:31 PM #19    

John T. Bloom

I have many good memories of Mike during our glorious high school years.  He was a really good person and one of the cool kids.  

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