OBITUARY

Ross McKean Gregory Sr.

July 29, 1927November 13, 2013

ROSS McKEAN GREGORY SR., 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a brief illness. Born July 29, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Elizabeth M. and Samuel B. Gregory Sr. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married Barbara (Bash); she survives. After graduating from Howe Military Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific in World War II, and was later drafted into the U.S. Army for active duty during the Korean War. He graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, then entered into the insurance business in July of 1957, with Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and became a general agent. He later was a partner with Gregory Associates, Inc., a local property and casualty insurance agency, Gregory, Zent & Swanson, Inc., a securities dealer, and was affiliated with Gregory Shaw Financial, Inc., a life and health insurance agency. He served as president of the Allen County Indiana University Alumni Association and Sertoma. He was a member of South Gate Masonic Lodge 73 as a 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason and Mizpah Shriner. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Zoning Appeals, Rotary, Life Underwriter, and of Plymouth Congregational Church, serving as a deacon, trustee and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, where he golfed with his friends. He enjoyed summers with his family at Hamilton Lake, and winters in the Naples, Fla. area. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann; son, Ross M. "Mac" (Lesa) Gregory; two grandsons, Ross M. "Trey" Gregory III and Evan N. Gregory; and brother, Samuel B. (Connie) Gregory Jr. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacey G. Decker. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., with Memorial Service to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry St., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials to Scottish Rite, 829 Lawrence Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Arrangement by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802 www.klaehnfahlmeltonfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 16, 2013
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Ross McKean Gregory Sr.

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Tom and Vicki Rolf

November 18, 2013

Ross was a special, considerate man, and a true professional in his career. We know you will miss him deeply, as will so many others and we pray for your comfort through your faith.

Julie Stahly

November 18, 2013

Ross was a very good & kind man. I had the pleasure of knowing him for several years. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time. God bless.

WILLIAM C. & DONNA J. PHILLIPS

November 16, 2013

ROSS M. GREGORY FAMILY:

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE.

SINCERELY,

MR.& MRS. WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS

Sherrie Snider

November 16, 2013

I will forever remember Ross with a beautiful smile and a sparkle in his eye as a funny comment rolled off of his tongue. A kind soul with a beautiful heart! I pray God gives strength to the family in this time of sorrow.

Steve Jehl

November 15, 2013

On behalf of the Jehl Family, I want to say we will miss Ross. He did business with several family members and he always made us feel special.

Jerry Clark

November 15, 2013

Ross took a chance on me years ago and introduced me to the corporate workplace. While I did not stay in the insurance field, Ross taught me many valuable lessons that I was able to take with me and use over the years. Ross was first class.

November 14, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE THAT HE GIVES US ALL OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN PARADISE HERE ON EARTH.

FROM THE FAMILY