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 engage.utsouthwestern.edu 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
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