Dr. Herbert Gerald Rose, 89, died peacefully in his sleep, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Westchester
He is survived by his partner of over 35 years, Dr. Iris Cook, his two daughters, Deborah Olivieri
(née Rose), and Pamela Rose, two grandchildren, Dr. Christina Olivieri Blackmore and John C. Olivieri
Esq., and a great-grandson, Lucian John Olivieri.
Born February 21,1930, in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Rose was predeceased by his loving parents, Genevieve
(née Miller) and Maurice Rose and sister, Francine Schinberg (née Rose). He received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Illinois in 1950 and his MD from the University of Illinois Medical College
in 1954. Throughout his impressive career and life, Dr. Rose held numerous positions of honor such as
Associate Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the
Bronx VA Medical Center, Captain in the United States Medical Corp, Father, Grandfather, and Great-
Dr. Rose was an accomplished scientist, medical researcher, educator, master woodworker and avid
sailor. With over 30 academic publications, several that were co-authored with the Nobel Laureate, Dr.
Rosalyn S. Yalow, Dr. Rose dedicated his long and fascinating life to the pursuit of science, learning, and
adventure. At the time of his death, there was no longer a country remaining he desired to see, a book
he wished he had read, or an interest left unpursued. Dr. Rose instilled his lifelong love of learning to
those closest to him. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.
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