Cover photo for ELLEN JANE ROSE's Obituary


Of Wayne, PA, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, PA



Ellen (nee Magill) Rose, age 91, died peacefully on April 1, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Jerome Rose, her daughter, Nancy Rose Tannenbaum, and her son, Michael Lee Schorr. Ellen was a loving, kind, and hard-working mother, grandmother, and friend. With a great sense of humor and inquisitive mind, Ellen excelled at her profession as a children's reading specialist of 35 years. She believed it is our duty to give back to the less fortunate and remained politically and socially engaged throughout her life. After the death of Nancy, a reading teacher, she created the Nancy Rose Library at the Andrew Hamilton School, and the Nancy Rose Book Award, providing hundreds of books to students who otherwise would not have any.


She had a passionate love of the arts and was a patron of the Philadelphia Orchestra for over 50 years. A lifelong learner, Ellen was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, took classes at the Barnes Foundation, and returned to Penn upon her retirement.


Ellen was an amazing cook and gardener, and a voracious reader and collector of books. She was a longtime volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and at the Nancy Rose library at the Hamilton School. Ellen was devoted to her family and her friendships and took in all life had to offer with true enjoyment. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Rose Schorr and granddaughter Meredith.


Graveside services will be at Mt. Sharon Cemetery (Sec.-H), on Monday, April 3 at 1:30 PM 502 E. Springfield Rd. Springfield, PA  19064

Mourners are invited back to Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave. Wynnewood, PA following the service (Masks are required).


Contributions in Ellen's memory can be made to:  Congregation Beth Jacob   1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, California 94061

att:  Refugee Welcome Circle.  This is affiliated with H.I.A.S. to make donation online.

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 3, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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