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Joan Rose, Timonium homemaker and advertising worker, dies

Joan Althaus Rose died Jan. 2 at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson at age 91.
Joan Althaus Rose died Jan. 2 at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson at age 91.

Joan Althaus Rose, a homemaker and former advertising worker, died of dementia complications Jan. 2 at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson.

The former Timonium resident was 91.

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Born Joan Althaus in New York City, she was the daughter of Paul Althaus, who owned a cigar box manufacturing company, and his wife, Anna Englert.

She grew up in the Bronx and was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Business School. She later worked at the McCann Erickson advertising agency in Manhattan.

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She met her future husband, Charles Holloway “Chub” Rose, through mutual friends. They married in 1947.

Her husband worked for the Baltimore Paint and Chemical Co., which later was purchased by Sherwin-Williams. They lived in Yonkers, N.Y., and Manasquan, N.J. before moving to Forest Court in Timonium in 1962. She resided there until 2007, when she moved to Edenwald.

Mrs. Rose enjoyed annual trips back to Manasquan for vacations.

She regularly attended garage sales. She also volunteered at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s nearly new sale and ran its shoe department.

Mrs. Rose was a prolific reader. An accomplished cook, she made shortbread cookies at Christmas.

A private memorial will be held.

Survivors include a two sons, Christian Rose of Timonium and Paul Rose of Lutherville; a daughter, Alisa Lonsdale of White Hall; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Her husband of 39 years died in 1986. A companion, Einar O. Petersen, died in 1998.

--Jacques Kelly

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