Alfred W. Rose, 80, of Shokan died peacefully Tuesday November 3, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Kingston on June 13, 1940 son of the late Alfred and Anita Rose Sr. For over twenty-five years, he owned and operated Business Machines Sales & Service on Broadway in Kingston having retired approximately 15 years ago. He was a former bowling team member, and had been active in the local softball league. Alfred was a voracious reader, had enjoyed fishing, puzzles, and had a natural talent for fixing and repairing things. He and his wife had wintered in FL, and had enjoyed many beautiful cruising voyages together. Alfred was a true animal lover, and had 3 dogs and a cat at home.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years Janice Badaracco Rose, two daughters: Laura Callahan of Milton, and Debra Benjamin of Kingston. A son: John Byrnes of Shokan and five grandchildren: Michael, Robert, Megan, Ryan and Julian.
Alfred's funeral procession will form on Thursday at 1:45pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia, thence to the St. Francis de Sales Church where at 2pm a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Tom Kiely. Burial at the Ashokan Rural Cemetery, Mountain Road, Shokan. Friends will be received on Thursday from 11am to 1:45pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Ulster Co. SPCA. Further obituary and to share a special memory with the family on Alfred's Tribute Wall at gormleyfuneralhome.com
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