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James E. La Rose, Sr.

1939 ~ 2020 (age 80)


LA ROSE, Sr, James E., of Weeki Wachee, FL, went to be with Jesus on April 29, 2020.  Jim was born on July 27, 1939 in New Brighton, PA to Elmer and Beulah (Hickman) LaRose.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy (Storer) LaRose and his daughter, Jennifer (LaRose) Ladd, her husband, Rick and their sons, Tristen, Trevin (wife, Breana), Noah James, and Ethan. His son, James E. LaRose, Jr. (wife, Amanda) and his children, James E. LaRose, III, Sara, Micah, Luke, Sage, and Jake.

Jim graduated from New Brighton High School and Geneva College.  He attended Youngstown State University, Westminster and Nova University.  Jim taught Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Aviation Science for over forty years.  He had a commercial pilot license and instructor rating.  He was well respected by his students.  Jim began his career at Riverside High School, Ellwood City, PA, and taught at Beaver Valley Christian Academy, Rochester, PA.  Jim retired from teaching at Northside Christian School, St. Petersburg, FL.

Jim was a loving husband, father and grandpap.  He will be missed but not forgotten.

On March 6, 1977, he became a born again Christian.  On April 29, 2020, he saw Jesus face to face. 

God so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in HIM shall not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

There will not be a public showing due to Covid-19.  A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.

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