Mourning Dale Roose: Two reasons you might have known him

On the Sustainable West Seattle website, Kate Kaemerle has just published an obituary remembering Dale Roose, a former West Seattleite who died at age 55 in Tucson after a long fight with cancer. Kate’s writeup recalls Mr. Roose’s participation as a West Seattle Tool Library founding member. He and wife Tina Roose also had been WSB participants while living here, and you may also remember them for two West Seattle Crime Watch reports – he was the cancer patient whose car was stolen twice, including this past February, just as he and Tina were about to move. The first time, their story also was picked up by KING 5 TV, and both cases drew community offers of help. According to the obituary on SWS’s site, no funeral is planned, but donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Roose’s memory.

5 Replies to "Mourning Dale Roose: Two reasons you might have known him"

  • Kate K June 13, 2011 (11:41 am)

    Dale was a joy to be work with – full of ideas, enthusiasm and a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

  • Patrick June 13, 2011 (12:25 pm)

    Dale was truly an inspiration in his battle with cancer. Throughout it all, he never seemed to loose that brilliant wit and passion that helped define him. We’ll miss ya, Dale.

  • Tina June 13, 2011 (6:33 pm)

    I miss him dearly, he was is a great companion and husband. Love at first sight we met at the Rocky Horror Picture Show back in 1980. We were married 30 years the day he died.
    Thank you all for your support and your thoughts, it is much appreciated.

  • Carrie Ann June 13, 2011 (6:35 pm)

    My sincere condolences to his wife and the other family and friends he leaves behind. May he rest in peace.

  • AJP June 13, 2011 (7:34 pm)

    Met at the Rocky Horror Picture Show! I love it! My condolences, he sounds like a cool guy and a great member of the community.

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