OBITUARY

Ronald Louis Ross

January 23, 1943February 7, 2020

77, of Tampa died at Moffitt Cancer Center on February 7, 2020. A native of Boardman, Ohio, he earned a B.S. degree from Mount Union College where he was a member of the varsity football team and Alpha Tau Omega. He went on to earn a M.S. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and pursued further graduate studies in educational psychology. He retired as Vice President of Sales of Napco Imports. He is survived by Margaret Ross, his wife of 53 years, his daughter Lindsay Ross Owens and her husband Matthew Owens of New Orleans and his daughter Meghan Ross and her husband Dax Nelson and grandchildren Margaret, Reid and Witt Nelson of Tampa. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Diana Ross McCain and Jack McCain of Durham CT, his sister-in-law and brother-in law Jeanette and Stephen Szabo of Tampa, his sister-in-law Janine Ross of Boardman, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother, Donald Ross of Boardman, Ohio. He loved the game of golf, he liked serving as a volunteer at Faith Cafe, he adored his wife and children, and he cherished his grandchildren. The family invites friends to join them at a reception from 4-6 p.m. on February 15th at Meghan and Dax's home.

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L. Reuben Mitchell

February 17, 2020

Dear Ross Family,

I am saddened to learn of Ron's passing.
Thank you for being in my life during my time at G.R.A.
I wish you peace and love.

Sincerely,
Reuben
Class of '71

Meeghan Humphrey

February 14, 2020

Peg,

My condolences to you and your family. Ron was an extraordinary man.

You were both at Grand River Academy during my whole five years there. Ron interviewed me for admission (I’m still waiting for that pool) and advised me on colleges. I don’t know how you both managed to keep your composure and set a good example for all of us annoying teenagers, but you did. I recall getting in trouble for laughing in your English class more than once. I have to blame Joshua Glasser for that. He sat next to me and would always say something funny under his breath just to see if he could get me in trouble.

Yours,
Meeghan Humphrey

Jim Stafford

February 13, 2020

Ron Ross was the first person I met on my first day of my new boarding school, Grand River Academy! After feeling very welcomed by him, I soon realized that this new school of mine was going to workout beautifully! I feel very fortunate that our paths have crossed! Peggy Ross, you were also an important part of my GRA experience and thank you for that! Please know that I will keep you and Lindsey in my thoughts and prayers. With Love, Jim Stafford

Randy Blum

February 12, 2020

Ron was an outstanding guidance counselor for Grand River Academy. He always had patience with our boys. Ron and Peg lived in North Hall dormitory.
Ron loved to hit golf balls in the wrestling room into a large piece of canvas that he hung. It seemed to be his relaxation.
For many reasons, he will always be a part of the GRA family.

Jack Haplea

February 12, 2020

My condolences to the Ross family. I was sadden to learn about Ron’s passing.
Ron was a fellow Boardman Spartan and friend. He will be remembered and missed by many classmates.

Most sincerely,

Jack Haplea

BUD Frazier

February 10, 2020

RON AND I GRADUATED TOGETHER AT BOARDMAN,
WE RE-CONNECTED AT SEVERAL REUNIONS ,AND HAD A VERY NICE GET TOGETHER IN OCT. OF 2018, IN FLORIDA. RON WAS A PASSIONATE, AND CARING FRIEND, AND LOVED LIFE AND HIS FAMILY.
R. I. P. MY FRIEND!

Marie Economus

February 10, 2020

Dear Peg and family, Ron was a wonderful person. His memory was a time when I was 16 and shared his friendship with my husband , brother’s and neighbors (Ron Lynn). Your will be in our prayers.
Tyke and Marie Economus

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