Rose, Danny O'Neil

December 20, 1947 - September 5, 2020

Danny O’Neil Rose, 72, of Allen, Texas, passed away on September 5, 2020, after a 14-month battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.   Cremation was entrusted to Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home, and a private family service will be held.  Donations may be made in Danny’s name to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391 or online at to support Dr. Edward Pan’s glioblastoma research.

Danny was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina. He graduated from Duke University in 1969, where he played football for the Blue Devils.  Upon graduation, Danny began his career in the insurance industry, starting at Aetna Life & Casualty in Charlotte, North Carolina, transferring to Kansas City with Aetna in 1979, crossing over to the brokerage side in 1984 when he joined Alexander & Alexander, and retiring in 2014 from Collective Brands in Topeka, Kansas, as Director/Risk Manager.  In 2017 he and his wife Loretta relocated to the Dallas area to be closer to their son and his family.

Danny was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather (Bobo).   He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Danny was predeceased by his parents.  Survivors include his best friend and wife of 36 years, Loretta Rose; his son Alex (Katie) Rose and their children, Deacon Charles and Emilia Sue; his sisters Pat Caldwell and Melissa Rose; his brothers Michael Rose and John (Rita) Rose, as well as his in-laws, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

13 replies on “Rose, Danny O'Neil”

Melanie & Herb Loyd says:

Only the fondest of memories have we of Danny. His qualities are reflected in his loving and precious family. His humor only exceeded by his devotion. We treasure our times together and will always remind Deacon and Emilia what a Good and Grand Bobo from which they hail. Blessed wishes Loretta, Alex and Katie.

Sherri Nicholas says:

Loretta, my condolences to you and all of your family. Continue to share the love and memories that you had for each other and know that he will be waiting when the time comes.

Teresa Daniels says:

Dearest Loretta, Alex and Katie, I will truly miss Danny’s jovial presence on my visits to Dallas and Kansas City. He and Loretta made a perfect pair. I fondly remember him gently teasing me for my southern accent as I tried to deny it. He will be greatly missed. With love and prayers, Teresa

Nancy and Jim Schumm says:

Danny… What a guy!! We loved him! He will
truly be missed! His humor lives on in all of
us! Our deepest sympathies to you Loretta, Al and family!

Donna & Al Knight says:

Danny was a special person who we had to honor of considering part of the family. He will he missed as a great husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many. Love you guys!

Bobbie and John Turek says:

Dear Loretta, Alex and Katie – It’s so hard to express how we are feeling at this time – heavy, heavy hearts is what first comes to mind. And yet as sad as we are, I know what we are feeling pales in comparison to what you have felt the last fourteen months, and especially as you said your final goodbyes. We were absolutely in awe of Danny’s grit and determination as he dealt with this terrible disease. But, that was just Danny’s style, to give it his all. We have so many fond memories; too many to even start mentioning. Danny was taken way too young and our prayers are that you find comfort and peace in memories. There is no doubt Danny is now enjoying his reward in heaven, where we will all someday be reunited. Rest in peace, Danny.

Mike & Jacque Crocker says:

We are so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was such a great dad and very supportive to Jackson during those crazy BB days. Our love and blessings to all of you. Danny will be so missed.

Debbie Thon says:

Your family is in our prayers. May the Lord cover you with his love and peace.

Sandy & Bill Durick says:

Our sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Sandy & Bill


Praying for you Loretta and your family during this time of mourning that Angels will surround you to give you peace and comfort. Remember the good times over the years to give you joy!

Don Thellman says:

Loretta and Alex, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Danny was such a caring husband and dad and I enjoyed my time with him and the boys during the 3&2 baseball years. Those were some fun times. Great memories.

Debbie and Dennis Maher says:

To Loretta Alex Katie and family, Jan and I are so sad to hear about Danni‘s passing he was remarkably intelligent funny man, good coach father and someone with a real sense of humor who is fun to be around.!
A person who added to the life of the party. I’m glad you have each other. We are sending a donation for research as requested. Much love, Debbie and Den🙏💕

Terri Huseth says:

Danny Rose was my brother-in-law and one of my favorite people. His sense of humor was unmatched and he easily lit up the room with his presence. Also so incredibly generous. He was loved by the entire family and will be forever missed.

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