Pauline M. Ross

GARRETTSVILLE – Pauline M. Gill Ross, 89, of Garrettsville, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Friday, Sept, 30, 2016, at University Hospital Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

She was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Copley, the daughter of the late Leo Pius and Emma G. Getz Gill.

Pauline married the love of her life, Ralph S. Ross, on July 3, 1948, and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage together until he passed away April 2, 2014.

She worked at the A&P in Garrettsville and then as a school cafeteria worker for Garfield Board of Education for 17 years before retiring in 1987.

Pauline moved to Garrettsville in June of 2005, and formerly lived in Nelson Township for 46 years. She was a member of the St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville, where she worked and helped with funeral dinners and was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the pinochle card club in Garrettsville and enjoyed bowling for many years.

Memories of Pauline will be carried on by her two sons, Dennis (Beverly) Ross of Gibsonville, N.C., and Terry (Jami) Ross of Cooper City, Fla.; two sisters, Norma Baker of Willowick and Helen Danku of Garrettsville; three brothers, Leonard Jack Gill of Longview, Texas, and Stanley (Nancy) Gill and Ronald (Cynthia) Gill, both of Garrettsville; five grandchildren, Timothy Ross, Shelly (Jim) Householder, Zachary Ross, Kena (Hooipo) Heffernan and Jake Heffernan; 11 great-grandchildren, Trevor (Brittany), Taylor and Emma Rae Ross, Hailey Householder, Na’Ale, Journey, Killian, Kamana, Capri, Kenzie and Miliana Heffernan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; brother, Ken; and a granddaughter, Tera Ross.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.

The family asks that all contributions be made to the St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home Inc., 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. 330-872-5440. Family and friends may view Pauline’s obituary online or to send condolences to the family please visit us at

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