We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Inc.
Andrew P. “Butch” Rose, 78, of Minersville, passed away Saturday, June 11th, at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville. Andrew was born in Pottsville, Pa. on October 19, 1943, a son of the late Gladys (Barton) and Frank Rose. He was the husband of Elaine (Brown) Rose. He was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School & served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Butch was an Officer of the Minersville Police Department for 20 years. He was then a Salesman at Sands Ford of Pottsville and worked at CHAMPS Fitness, Kings Village. He became an avid weightlifter first starting in the summer of 1979 in the basement of the home of his friend Mark. He was a mainstay at The Minersville Power Plant from 1981 to 1992 and continued to “work out” throughout the years through the different ownerships of the gym at Kings Village. Butch enjoyed having gatherings at his home, going to shore, and listening to “The King”, Elvis Presley. He was also an avid lover of dogs having many through the years. In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by Sisters, Barbara Rose, and Gail Rose, and a brother, Frank "Fritzie" Rose. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, two daughters, Kimberly, wife of Brian Goodwin, Jenny wife of Scot Schafer. He is also survived by two sisters, Sandra Spirko, and Rose Kuehn, three brothers, James Rose, William, husband of Jackie Rose, and Robert Rose. Also surviving are grandchildren, Benjamin Goodwin, Shayne Shafer, Dawson Shafer, Nephew Michael, husband of Michelle Rose, Great nephew Matthew Rose, Niece, Kalena Hale, nephew Ryan Hale, Sister in law Diane Hale, numerous other family members and many friends. A Visitation will be held 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesday, June 28th at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to the Hillside SPCA 5 S.P.C.A. Rd. Pottsville, Pa,. 17901. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.