Eugene “Gene” Joseph deRose, 63, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at his residence in Greenwood.
He was born on July 7, 1950, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Joseph John Louis Anthony Charles deRose and Mary Juliet Philomene Miranda deRose. He married Barbara Sue Roman deRose on Oct. 7, 1978. She lovingly survives in Greenwood.
Other survivors include daughters, Natalie Marie deRose of San Francisco and Julienne Monique deRose (David Zachary) Souchon of Honolulu, Hawaii; mother, Philomene deRose of Colombo, Sri Lanka; brothers, Gerard deRose of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Jerome deRose of Canberra, Australia; sister, Maureen Paul of Colombo, Sri Lanka; nephew, Dion deRose of Brownsburg, Indiana; nephew, Gian deRose of Colombo, Sri Lanka; nephew, Jovan deRose of Colombo, Sri Lanka; nephew, Marcelline Paul of Colombo, Sri Lanka; and niece, Jacqueline deRose Ahern of Canberra, Australia.
He was preceded in passing by his father, Charles deRose.
Gene was a graduate of St. Joseph College in Sri Lanka and received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He received his MBA from Suffolk University in Boston.
He was an accountant/ controller for Foamcraft Inc. for the past 31 years.
Gene was a member of SS. Francis and Clare Roman Catholic Church; the Indiana University Alumni Association and the United States Tennis Association.
Vincent P. Lampert will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Wednesday at SS. Francis and Clare Roman Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road in Greenwood. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to time of mass Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to SS. Francis and Clare Roman Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.
Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.net.