DONALD ROSE April 6, 2014
Donald Rose, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away on April 6, 2014, at the age of 91.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elizabeth Rose. He is survived by his sister-in-law Rose McIlveen, his nephew Eric Woertz, his nieces Vicki Sue Fulkerson and Georgann Brooks and his grand-niece Elle Woertz Posten.
Don earned his Master’s degree in physical chemistry from Northwestern University and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Indiana University.
He spent two years as a supervisor of the chemistry laboratory at John’s Hopkins Physics Laboratory in Silver Springs, Md. He came to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1956. In 1982 he joined the Weapons Subsystem group (WX-5). Two years later he became the Assistant to the Deputy Associate Director for Defense Construction Programs.
Don was married to Elizabeth for 56 years. They enjoyed traveling and bird watching. He was devoted to Elizabeth and her family members. Don also loved mountain climbing and climbed many of the North American mountains and some in Europe as well.
Don will always be remembered for his warmth, his smile, and his child-like curiosity of science, nature, and people. He shaped many lives for the better and will be missed by many.