Long-time advertising and media executive Phil Rose passed away this week after a long battle with cancer.
Rose moved to Reno in 1958 and spent more than 20 years working in the broadcast journalism industry before founding Kelley-Rose Inc., an advertising sales company.
He also established Phil Rose Advertising in 1979 which later became known as The Glenn Group.
He also founded Visitor Publications Inc., which published visitor books for local hotels.
A memorial service is planned for sometime in May.
He is survived by Merle Rose, his wife of 60 years and daughter Valerie and several grandchildren.
Contributions can be made in Rose's name to The First Tee of Northern Nevada, 1575 Delucchi Lane, Suite 104, Reno, NV, 89502.
Rose was 81 years old.