Jerome V. Rose
November 27, 1923 - January 23, 2015

We are sad to announce the passing of Jerome V. (Jerry) Rose, MD, great supporter of GLANC, honorary lifetime GLANC member and early and prolific collector of glass art. He died peacefully of natural causes at the age of 91, on January 23, 2015, in Atherton, California. Jerry was born on November 27, 1923, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Sam and Doris Rose, and raised in Washington D.C.

Placed on an accelerated track due to World War II, he received his MD from George Washington University at the age of 21. After serving in the Army during World War II, he completed his residency in psychiatry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bronx, New York, opened his first practice in New York City, and started a family with his wife, Judy. During the Korean War, he returned to active duty at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California. In 1956, he and his family settled in Northern California where he practiced psychiatry until his retirement in 1989. He was an early member of the Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto and trained psychiatric residents at Stanford University Hospital. Upon his retirement, he and Judy, his wife of 65 years, enjoyed numerous adventures abroad including trips to Africa, Antarctica, Galapagos Islands, China, Israel, and New Zealand to name a few. Jerry had an unquenchable appetite for life and the experiences it offered. When something caught his interest, he embraced it passionately, from Disneyland, to family dune buggy holidays in Anza Borrego, to the New Orleans Jazz Festival, to barbequing the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. He was an avid collector of art glass, patron of many glass artists, and friend of many art glass collectors. He was a gifted listener and a devoted grandfather.

Jerry is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Lisa (Ken), son David (Susan), son Mathew (Annette), and daughter Sara (Jay), nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his sister Vivienne (William), and his sisters-in-law Fay Harris and Jean Rose.

For more information, read the online obituary.