Alvin Hugh Rosen

b. 20 March 1935, d. 15 April 2011
  • Alvin Hugh Rosen was born on 20 March 1935 in Teague, Freestone, Texas.
  • Samuel Sander Rosen and Lillian Davidson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 3764 Lyons Avenue. Other members of the household included Alvin Hugh Rosen, Irvin Rosen, Jack Marvin Rosen and Rachel Rabinowitz. The family was living in Teague in 1935.
  • Alvin Hugh Rosen died on 15 April 2011 at age 76 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • He was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, East Bernard, Wharton County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 16 April 2011 in The Brazosport Facts: Alvin Hugh Rosen, a longtime resident of West Columbia, Texas, was born on the 20th of March 1935 in Teague, Texas and died of natural causes on Friday, the 15th of April 2011, in Houston, Texas.
         Alvin, affectionately known as "Al," always considered West Columbia his home and was an active member of the community for many years. Anyone who knew West Columbia knew that he was the "Al" in Al's Mini Mart. He served as a member of the West Columbia city council, the volunteer fire department, and St. John's Masonic Lodge #5. Al was a good friend to many and always had a smile and a conversation for anyone who wandered into his store. He never met a stranger and many people called him "friend."
         He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Sander Rosen; his mother, Lillian Davidson Rosen; his brothers, Irvin and Jack Rosen; and his beloved son, Sammy Rosen.
         Alvin is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Rosen; sister, Frances "Sissy" Gelfand; his children, David Rosen, Jill Calzada, and Randy Rosen; his step-sons, Ty, Kevin, Philip and Jonathan Watterson; and his grandchildren, Cayce, Ashley, Sydney, Alex, Molly, Lillian Sophia, Kaitlynn, Jacob, Cameron, Autumn, Riann, and Wyatt.
         A graveside service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Sunday, the 17th of April, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 839 Church Street in East Bernard, Texas where Rabbi Deborah Schloss is to officiate.
         Immediately following the service, all are invited to greet the family during a reception at a venue to be announced during the service.
         In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Al's name be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL, 32256.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jan 2013