A kind and gentle man, Alvin Swinford Rose slipped out of the life on Wednesday June 27, 2018. He was loved by his partner and companion of 40 years, Natasha Jahrsdoerfer. He will be remembered by her children Alexa, Sonja, Bob and Alison Jahrsdoerfer and Alison’s husband, Martin Pytel, and a special granddaughter, Jessica Remi Lyman. Al loved classical music, travel, studying and teaching foreign languages, the serenity of “a good pipe”, and reading. He was proud of being a Southerner. He had very special feelings about the extended Rose clan in Clay City, Kentucky and visited them often while he still could. Al died peacefully and without pain at the Grace Health and Rehab of Greene County.