William Hicks Ross

June 21, 1927October 6, 2018

On October 6, 2018 WILLIAM H. ROSS, SR.; beloved husband of 70 years to the late Marion Ida Ross (nee Wirth); loving father of William H. Ross, Jr. and his wife Lois and Wayne Russell Ross and his wife Sharon; dear brother of the late Vivian McMahill, Kathryn Littleford, John Ross and Elizabeth McFarland; cherished grandfather of Alissa Jane Woodring and her husband Jeff, Jennifer Christin Hart and her husband Dan and Stacy Lynn Adam and her husband Ken; adoring great-grandfather of Lylah, Lily, Leah, Alexander and Addison; devoted uncle of Susan Sirois.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Maryland Masonic Home, 300 International Circle, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with services being celebrated at 11:00 am.

Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Suitland, Maryland

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Maryland Masonic Homes, 300 International Circle, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 or visit

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  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, October 15, 2018

William Hicks Ross

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William (Bill#4) Klepsak

October 14, 2018

If tears could build a stairway and those memories were a lane I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken no time to say goodbye; you were gone before I knew it and only God will ever know just why. My heart is filled with sadness and my secret tears still flow; But now I know you want me to mourn for you no more; I will remember all those "memorable moments" that we shared. Since you will never be forgotten I pledge to you today a hallowed place within my heart is where you will always stay. I'll think of you as a journey that's just begun; life holds so many facets this earth was only one. I'll think of you as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. I'm thinking of how you must be wishing that I could know today how nothing but my sadness can really pass away. I'll always remember you as living in the hearts of those you touched....for nothing loved is ever lost--and you were loved so much.