RICHARD L. ROSS Obituary
 
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RICHARD L. ROSS

July 11, 1929 - August 3, 2014
Obituary

Richard L. Ross, 85, of Port St. Lucie, FL died on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his home. Mr. Ross was born on July 11, 1929 in Harrisburg, PA. Mr. Ross worked at the Ticonderoga International Paper Company for 33 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. After retiring from the mill, he worked part-time at Publix in P.S.L. for approximately 20 years. He was a communicant at Holy Family Church and was a life time member of the B.P.O.E. Elks both in Ticonderoga, N.Y. and Port St. Lucie. Mr. Ross helped establish the first Ticonderoga Junior Miss program with his good friends Harry Kingsley and Richard Nadeau. Richard enjoyed...

Richard L. Ross, 85, of Port St. Lucie, FL died on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his home. Mr. Ross was born on July 11, 1929 in Harrisburg, PA.



Mr. Ross worked at the Ticonderoga International Paper Company for 33 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. After retiring from the mill, he worked part-time at Publix in P.S.L. for approximately 20 years. He was a communicant at Holy Family Church and was a life time member of the B.P.O.E. Elks both in Ticonderoga, N.Y. and Port St. Lucie. Mr. Ross helped establish the first Ticonderoga Junior Miss program with his good friends Harry Kingsley and Richard Nadeau.



Richard enjoyed gardening, politics and political debates, history, collecting stamps and was an avid N.Y. Giants fan. He found great joy in helping others and is remembered for his kindness and quick witted sense of humor. Richard and his wife Betty were asked to take in and care for two foster teenagers for a weekend and they stayed in their home for several years. They both had a great capacity of love for others.



Mr. Ross is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” (Garland) Ross, and one son, John Mark Ross. Mr. Ross is survived by three sons, Richard (Rick) Ross Jr. and wife Linda of Stuart Florida, Robert (Rob) Ross and wife Joni of Littleton Colorado, and David Ross and wife Christine of Ticonderoga New York. Mr. Ross has six grandchildren, two great granddaughters, and a great granddaughter due in September. He is also survived by his brother William Ross and wife Shenny of Austin Texas, numerous loving in laws from the US and Canada and many nieces and nephews.



There are no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held in October 2014. Donations may be made by paying it forward in an act of kindness to someone or some organization that needs a helping hand. Arrangements were made by Dignity Memorials.



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