Hale Stevenson Ross

February 12, 1996October 30, 2016
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On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Hale Stevenson Ross of Washington, DC, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in New Haven, CT. Beloved son of Susan Williamson Ross of Washington, DC and John S. Ross, III of Holden, Massachusetts; loving brother of Campbell B. Ross and John S. Ross IV; dear grandson of Doris S. Williamson, James F. Williamson (deceased), John S. Ross, Jr. and Ruth D. Ross (deceased); sweet nephew of Sally and Peter Baker, Scott and Jaime Williamson, Bruce and Susan Ross, and Dexter and Kathi Ross; and many, many cousins and friends.

Hale was a proud graduate of The National Presbyterian School in Washington, DC and The Potomac School in McLean, VA. A junior at Yale University (Calhoun College), he was studying economics and was a member of the track and cross country teams. Hale was a brilliant student, a gifted writer, and a passionate athlete. Hale knew that kindness counts and he cherished his many friendships. He will be remembered as being full of joy.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (corner of Harrison Street) Washington, DC (Valet Parking) on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at The National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:00 am. A reception will be held immediately following the service in Stone Hall at National Presbyterian Church. All friends and family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Hale’s memory to The National Presbyterian School, 4121 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016 or The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Road, McLean, VA 22101.

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Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.



  • Visitation Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Visitation Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 4, 2016


  • Interment Private, Reception immediately following the Service

Hale Stevenson Ross

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Linda Jory

December 23, 2016

Susan, we sadly learned of Hale's passing tonight in conversation with our boys. We are not sure how we missed this sad news but our hearts go out to you and we are so sad. Hale was in the first Sunday school class we taught at NPC and we will always remember his angelic face. Words cannot describe our shock and sadness when we heard this and our sincere sympathy is extended to you and Campbell and Johns
during this holiday season. Linda and David Jory

November 22, 2016

So very sorry. Hale was a friend of our daughter Charlotte's at Yale and also a fellow Potomac grad. Our family wishes yours comfort in this time of grief.

Lola Singletary

November 15, 2016


Please know that I you and your family are in my prayers. I extend my deepest condolences on the loss of Hale.

Fran Hickey

November 14, 2016

Dear Susan, I am so sorry to hear Hale. I am sure that he was very special and talented. You and your family are in my prayers. Hug your sons and family as often as you can and hold all the beautiful things that you know about Ross in your hearts.

John Quale

November 11, 2016

Susan - I can not imagine the grief you and your family are going through. You are in my thoughts.

Karin Hiltz

November 9, 2016

Susan - we are so sorry to hear about Hale. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Jasper Lynch

November 8, 2016

You are loved and missed beyond words.

Eileen Hallquist

November 7, 2016

My sincere and deep condolences on the loss of your loving son Hale. My prayers are with you and your family. I wish him peace in heaven.

November 7, 2016

sending love and prayers from a member of your NPC family

The Noonan Family

November 5, 2016

Much love to the entire Ross family. There are not adequate words to express how much my son Armstrong (Yale freshman runner) clearly loved and respected Hale. I have been hearing about him all fall. I can see from your beautiful pictures here what a lovely family you are. Thinking of you all with a very heavy heart.