Joel "Skip" Rosen
October 17, 2020

JOEL "SKIP" ROSEN: On Saturday, October 17, 2020 after a month long battle with lung disease. Beloved son of the late David and Martha Rosen; loving brother of Arleen Wolf; dear uncle of David Wolf. Skip worked for UPMC at Shadyside Hospital for 15 years where he assisted in starting the pharmacy robotics program. He also traveled to the UPMC Transplant Hospital in Palermo, Italy to bring their pharmacy program up to UPMC standards. He was a very special person who was loved by everyone who knew him. Services and Interment Private. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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\"Skippy\" was my boyfriend, Glen Ponitzman\'s friend, from high school and we would double date with another friend of mine in 1971-2. He was the nicest guy and very sweet and I was just speaking to him on Facebook in February for Glen\'s anniversary of his passing. It is sad to lose people young. Skippy, as we called him, was 67 and that is still young. Bless you for your kind words when we did speak again and sending condolences to his family. A very genuinely nice guy and I am sure he will be missed by those who knew him well. RIP.

By Shawn Cohen - October 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about Skippy. I remember him from BBG/AZA days. He was always a nice guy.

By Barbara Feldman - October 23, 2020

Skip lived right around the corner from me. I lived on Eldridge. We always had a good friendship and I think we bonded because we shared the same name. Although I hadn’t seen him probably since high school graduation, he is part of my past. He and I were always the shortest ones in the crowd. We played softball, bowled at Forward Lanes, and hung out in the neighborhood. Skip was a good and kind person. My deepest sympathies go out to Arlene and all of his friends and family.

By Joel Hellman - October 23, 2020

I grew up with Skippy on Sherbrook St. Skippy and the rest of the guys taught me the mechanics of cars! I was very grateful to them for that. Skippy was a sweetheart! May he Rest In Peace. My condolences to all his family and friends and all who had the privilege of knowing him!

By Gayle Block - October 19, 2020

Skippy was my best friend for many years. I last saw him two years ago at my Uncle Mel's funeral. We got to reminisce a bit and he helped turn an awful day a little bit better. He will always be a pleasant memory for me. And to his sister Arlene, I'm sorry for all the pranks we pulled on you. We did make a rather boisterous team

By jay wax - October 19, 2020