Ross Gregory Obituary

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Ross McKean Gregory Sr.

July 29, 1927 - November 13, 2013
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ROSS McKEAN GREGORY SR., 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a brief illness. Born July 29, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Elizabeth M. and Samuel B. Gregory Sr. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married Barbara (Bash); she survives. After graduating from Howe Military Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific in World War II, and was later drafted into the U.S. Army for active duty during the Korean War. He graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, then entered into the insurance business in July of 1957, with Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and became a general...
ROSS McKEAN GREGORY SR., 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a brief illness. Born July 29, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Elizabeth M. and Samuel B. Gregory Sr. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married Barbara (Bash); she survives. After graduating from Howe Military Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific in World War II, and was later drafted into the U.S. Army for active duty during the Korean War. He graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, then entered into the insurance business in July of 1957, with Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and became a general agent. He later was a partner with Gregory Associates, Inc., a local property and casualty insurance agency, Gregory, Zent & Swanson, Inc., a securities dealer, and was affiliated with Gregory Shaw Financial, Inc., a life and health insurance agency. He served as president of the Allen County Indiana University Alumni Association and Sertoma. He was a member of South Gate Masonic Lodge 73 as a 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason and Mizpah Shriner. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Zoning Appeals, Rotary, Life Underwriter, and of Plymouth Congregational Church, serving as a deacon, trustee and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, where he golfed with his friends. He enjoyed summers with his family at Hamilton Lake, and winters in the Naples, Fla. area. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann; son, Ross M. "Mac" (Lesa) Gregory; two grandsons, Ross M. "Trey" Gregory III and Evan N. Gregory; and brother, Samuel B. (Connie) Gregory Jr. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacey G. Decker. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., with Memorial Service to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry St., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials to Scottish Rite, 829 Lawrence Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Arrangement by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802 www.klaehnfahlmeltonfuneralhome.com

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