Stephen T. Rose, 72 died July 21, 2013. He was a well recognized international art consultant. His friends and family treasured his love of life and sense of adventure and delight in all things new. Stephen was a devoted husband, brother, and father.
He is survived by his wife, Sara A. Blackburn, three sons Eric, Robert, Christopher, daughter, Alexis, brothers, Howard, Michael, and four grandchildren.
Friends and family may leave condolences at www.crownhill.org.
A poem by Kahlil Gibran from "The Song Celestial"
Never was time it was not,
End and beginning are dreams.
Birthless and deathless and changeless,
Remaineth the spirit forever;
Death hath not touched it at all,
Dead tho the house of it seems!
Nay, but as one who layeth
His worn-out robes away,
And, taking new ones, sayeth, "These will I wear today."
So putteth by the spirit,
Lightly the garb of flesh,
And passeth to inherit
A residence afresh.