James T. Rose

October 7, 1949 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 72)


James T. Rose, 72, of Lewistown, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at his home.

Born October 7, 1949, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Donald Howard and Evelyn (Gloss) Rose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; an infant son, James T. Rose Jr.; siblings, Blair R. “Did” Rose and Beverly J. Dean, an infant brother, Donald, and an infant sister, Shirley.

He is survived by; children, Chrissa L. Hebert and husband, Max, of Hartstown, PA, and Jeffrey T. Rose and wife, Tiffany, of Spring Mills; granddaughter, Brittany Rose; and siblings, Russell K. Rose and wife, Carrol, of Lock Port, Karen R. Hagans and husband, Ed, of Lewistown; and a half-brother, Scott; brother-in-law, Richard Fultz and a sister-in-law, Donna (Fultz) Eaton, both of whom he helped raise after the passing of their parents.

James was a graduate of Lewistown High School, Class of 1968.

He was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church and a member of the Air Force Association.

Earlier in life, he worked at the American Viscose Corporation and later he worked for New Holland as a tool and die maker and template layout designer.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed walks along the river with his dog “Lefty”. He spent many years mentoring young adults with the Boy Scouts of America.  While active in scouting, he served as a Scoutmaster of Troop 68, Camp master at Seven Mountain Boy Scout Camp and was a member of the Order of the Arrow, Monokan Lodge.

A receiving of friends will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044, with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m., with   Pastor Steven Small officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in James’s memory may be made to: Juniata Valley Council, 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084, including James T. Rose on the memo line of your check, or on the web at

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Receiving of Friends
June 17, 2022

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Memorial Service
June 17, 2022

6:00 PM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044


Boy Scouts of America, Juniata Valley Council
9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville PA 17084

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