Chad Anthony Ross

July 8, 1980September 25, 2018

Chad A. Ross, 38, of Unadilla, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at his home in Unadilla.

He was born on July 8, 1980 in Oneonta, the son of Anthony and Sandra (Fisher) Ross.

Chad was a lover of the gym, wrestling, music, and football. He was a warm, kind, loving man, who loved his family and friends very much. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Tony and Sandra Ross of Unadilla; 2 sisters, Ashley (Jarrett) Brown of Oneonta, and Michele (Todd) Ross-Fuller of Selkirk; a brother Gregg Sawdy (Robyn Efurd) of Chandler, AZ; 4 nieces, Kinlee Brown, Jordan and Lanie Fuller, and Annabelle Sawdy; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Chad’s memory may be made to the Unadilla Emergency Squad or the Otsego County Mental Health Clinic.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Monday, October 1, 2018

Chad Anthony Ross

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Kelly Coughlin

November 7, 2018

I remember Chad when he was a little boy. Although I hadn't seen him since long ago, my friendship with your entire family goes back as far as I can remember. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. I pray for all of you and will continue to keep you in my prayers. To say that I think of all of you as family is an understatement . To me you are family and always will be.
My heart goes out to you all!
Love and peace be with you as you grieve for such a wonderful young man.
Kelly Sage Coughlin

Jim Tyler

October 1, 2018

Tony and Sandy, so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose someone at such a young age, but he's in a good place now.

Janice Donlin

September 28, 2018

Sincerest condolences to the family.

Deborah Brown

September 28, 2018

Sandy,Tony and family so so sorry There are no words that I can say that will change this . Just try to find comfort and love from each other . Always remember the happy good times you had with him He had a beautiful smile and a warm gentle soul. We can hope that he is finally at peace with in himself Our thoughts prayers and love are with all of you. Love Deb Rich and family

Robin Brown

September 27, 2018

Our hearts are heavy for all that you are going through. It is our fondest hope that time will ease your sorrow to the place where only the happiest, warmest memories remain. When I think about Chad, his beautiful, ear to ear smile will always come to mind. I was looking at pictures of him today with Kinlee on my lap. As soon as she saw his face she got excited and started touching it. The love was so easy to see. That is the gift that your entire family gives to one another - love in its purest form - love easily seen in the face of a baby. Hold onto that love that you all shared with Chad, and he with you, and allow it to overtake the pain. Love you all