November 20, 2012
A memorial service in honor of Susan Rose, community leader and important supporter of the arts in Alameda County, will be held at 3 p.m., Nov. 24, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard in Fremont.
David Sloss, recently ousted as music director, along with Rose as general manager, will conduct the Fremont Symphony, according to the family's wishes.
A key supporter of the Fremont Symphony since its founding in 1963, Rose served variously as board member, treasurer, secretary, president, and general manager. She also chaired both the Alameda County Arts Commission and the county's Public Art Advisory Committee. In 2009, she received an Arts Leadership Award from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
She died of Lou Gehrig's disease, at age 72. The family suggests donations in her memory to be made to the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, P. O. Box 104, Fremont, CA 94537.