Stuart McNeer Rose

NORTH YARMOUTH – Stuart McNeer Rose, 69, of North Yarmouth, died suddenly on Feb. 24, 2023 of an aortic dissection. 

Recently retired, Stuart worked in the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Portland office, for 31 years. He was devoted to his work and to his co-workers at the DEP.

For many years as part of the University of Southern Maine Water Festival, Stuart hosted a presentation called “Disaster Planet.” He built a 5-foot diameter model of Earth with locations pinpointed by LEDs of environmental disaster sites throughout the world.

While working full time, he always had a creative project in the works. His home was filled with his original paintings along with his unique constructions of wood and metal.

He was progressive and socially aware with strong political opinions. He was an amazing and unique writer, musician, scientist, adventurer, and risk taker, who for years, enjoyed biking (including commuting from North Yarmouth to the Portland DEP office), hiking, and motorcycling. He was a real original thinker with a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his brothers Robin Rose, of Corvallis Ore. and Landon Rose, of Brookline, Mass., his sisters-in law Li-Wen Rose and Martha Leader; nephews Andrew Rose; Robert Rose and his wife Maria and their three children; and Gabriel Leader-Rose.

Stuart’s wife, Pam (Hoover) passed away in 2010.

For information on a celebration of his life please check for updates.

To remember Stuart, donations can be made to:

*WMPG, Radio from the University of

Southern Maine;

*Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife “Chickadee Check-off”;

*Maine Public Library Fund State Income Tax Check-off

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