Richard Ross 1928-2018

HOWLAND — Richard “Dick” Ross, 89, of Howland, died early Monday morning, May 14, 2018, at Keystone Pointe, Lagrange.

He was born Sept. 29, 1928, to the late Willard and Eva Hassler Ross.

Dick grew up in Plymouth, Ohio, and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1946, when he joined the Navy as an electronics technician aboard the USS Manchester light cruiser during its deployment in the Mediterranean. After the service, he graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and worked as an engineer at Packard Electric in Warren for 40 years.

Dick was a member of North Mar Missionary Alliance Church in Warren, where he and his wife were baptized in 2009. They professed their faith in Jesus Christ as having sacrificed himself for their sins, so they could have everlasting life. He sang in the church choir and they participated in many church group activities. Dick enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his wife and family.

Survivors include son, Richard A. Jr. and wife, Lois G. Shaffer; granddaughter, Rachel E. Ross of Wellington; sons, Steven W. of Oberlin, Kevin C. and wife, Randy Conti Ross, of Cincinnati; granddaughter, Amanda and husband, Scott Ulrich; three great-granddaughters of Wyoming, Ohio; and grandson, Nathan Ross and wife, Cathleen, and two great-grandsons of Lebanon, Ohio.

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