Douglas Frederick Rose Sr.

08/15/2012 9:07 AM |

On Aug. 13, 2012, Douglas Frederick Rose Sr. peacefully passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lorraine Lizza Rose; their two children, Douglas (Amy) and Brandon (Susannah); and four grandchildren, Caroline, Morgan, Elsie, and Charles — all of whom brought great joy to his life.

Douglas, the son of Charles and Elsie Rose, was their oldest child. He is also survived by his brother, Gregory Rose of Southold, N.Y.

He was born in Gramercy Park, N.Y., in 1944 and raised in Cold Spring Hills, N.Y. Douglas attended and graduated from Walt Whitman High School and Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a master’s degree in industrial design. Douglas raised his family in Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., and moved to Southold, N.Y., in 1989.

Douglas was a creative, design-driven entrepreneur who used his talents to build several successful businesses in New York City, Long Island and locally on the East End.

Throughout his life he was an active contributor to his community, coaching his children’s soccer teams and Cub Scouts and serving on the boards of various local organizations, including the Long Island Philharmonic and Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Southold, 53100 Main Road, Southold, N.Y. Arrangements were handled by Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Sinai Medical Center – The Tisch Cancer Institute at

This is a paid notice.