Former Culver City Mayor Steven J. Rose has Died
Steven J. Rose had most recently retired from serving as the President of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce for 30 years. His plan, as he was turning 70, was to spend time traveling and pursuing other activities. Unfortunately, Rose discovered he was suffering from an aggressive form of leukemia shortly after retiring.
The Culver City Historical Society had this to say about Rose. “In addition to being former Mayor and President/CEO of Culver City Chamber of Commerce, he held several board positions here at our organization, including past president. To honor him, we (and he) encourage you to send contributions to Exceptional Children’s Foundation. And in true Chamber fashion, if you would like to send flowers, #shoplocal with Culver Center Flowers. He was a joker, a gentleman, and a gem. But mostly, he was a lover of this city. And he will be sorely missed.”
The Culver City Chamber of Commerce shared similar sentiments. “It is with a very heavy heart that I say the Chamber, the City, the Industry and the world lost a very special human being in Steven J. Rose today. He passed away at his home after his tough fight with cancer. His impact is something that we will never be able to properly measured or put into words. His legacy and footprint in Culver City and the chamber will forever be felt.”
After Rose’s retirement, Colin Diaz was named the new Culver City Chamber of Commerce president in November. Diaz was new to the Culver City Real Estate area, having previously worked in Santa Fe Springs.
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that services for Steven J. Rose will be today, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles. A Celebration of Life will follow at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 6161 W. Centinela Avenue, in Culver City.