Joe Rosen, one of the few remaining Lomello era activists died early Thursday morning.

Rosen, who spent the last few years wheelchair bound was in good spirits when we last spoke.

He was hospitalized on Monday with stomach problems and passed away at 3 AM Thursday morning.

When I met Rosen more years ago than I care to count, he was an effective leader in Sunrise Lakes Phase 2.

I was the new kid on the block, he was an established vote leader.

He was also President of the Sunrise Political Club / Gold Key Residents Association.

Along with the late Sidney Permisson, the two moved a lot of votes in Sunrise.

But that was years ago.

Funeral services for Rosen will be held on Sunday at 10:15 AM at Star of David Chapels in North Lauderdale.