Rose & Alex

Alexander von Schlinke, 61, and Rose Marie Vos, 60.

“My family and I were as shocked and sadden why what happened to Rose and Alex. They had been together for well over 40 years, they worked together & if you found one the other was never far off. They loved each other they were creative, caring and loving to a fault.

The tragic fire in Hoboken has shaken us to our core but I am so immensely touched by the out pouring of love and support that their friends and co-workers have shown us.

But now we have to look to the funeral arrangements for both of them. I was Rose’s only sister and last living relative. But Alex had no next of kin and I can’t not in good conscious attend to my sister final arrangements and not take care of Alex’s.

Funds are limited and money is short as you know so every little bit helps.”

From Rose Vos’ sister, written on her GoFundMe campaign.


Authorities have identified the second victim killed in last month’s Hoboken fire.

The bodies of Alexander von Schlinke, 61, and Rose Marie Vos, 60, were found in the warehouse at 38 Jackson St., that went up in flames Monday, Dec. 20, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

Together for more than 40 years, Von Schlinke and Vos were remembered by family members as being inseparable.

“They worked together & if you found one the other was never far off,” Vos’ sister wrote on a GoFundMe campaign. “They loved each other they were creative, caring and loving to a fault.”

Taken from the Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice

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