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Kenneth Rosen

January 29, 1942 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 76)
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Kenneth Rosen, 76, of Seminole, FL, passed away on October 6, 2018 with his loving family by his side.  Ken was born in New York City in 1942 and has lived in Florida since 1976.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Brooklyn College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.  He maintain a successful private practice as an individual and family therapist for over 30 years and founded the Clear Water Zen Center in the 1980s.

Ken was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, educator, counselor, student, and spiritual leader.  He dedicated his life to his family, his career, his community, and his spiritual practice.  Ken was known to be a great listener and an even better communicator. His infinite kindness and dedication to the welfare and personal growth of others touched the hearts of many people.  Ken is survived by his wife Paula, sons (Kevin and Daniel), daughters-in-law (Jen and Sandi), grandchildren (Katherine, Sophia, and Oliver), and other extended family. 

A memorial service will be hosted on Sunday, October 28th at the Unitarian Universalists (UU) of Clearwater, located at 2470 Nursery Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764.  The regular UU Sunday Service begins at 10:30 AM and will feature a sermon on “Remembrance of Loved Ones” by UU Reverend Patrice Curtis as well as a guest lecture on “Impermanence” by Roshi Lawson Sachter, Dharma Teacher at the Clear Water Zen Center.  The memorial service for Ken will immediately follow the regular UU Sunday Service. 

David C. Gross Funeral Homes (www.davidcgross.com), Central Avenue Chapel in St Petersburg is serving the family.  For additional information, please contact David C. Gross Funeral Homes at 727-381-4911 or grossandsons@aol.com.

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