Raymond J. Ross Sr., 84, of Baden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born April 2, 1935, in Ambridge, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Krol) Ross. Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Yorktown. He was also an athlete. He played baseball in high school, and while enlisted he was a swim instructor, and played baseball and basketball. Raymond’s greatest passion was his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His other passions were golfing, spending countless hours at the Ambridge Country Club, boating at the Glenwillard Boat Club, hunting, and doing yardwork and working in his garden. He was the owner of Ross Auto Body in Ambridge and a member of the Baden American Legion.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Marjorie (Gray) Ross in 2015; and a brother, Richard Ross.
He is survived by his children, Lauri Paxton and her boyfriend Mark Beegle and Raymond Joseph Ross Jr. and his wife Mary Jo; 6 grandchildren, Benjamin (Samantha) Ross, Kalsey (Ricky) Ross, Haley (Dominic) Ross, Zane Ross, Zoe Ross and Zakary Ross; 2 great-grandchildren, Benjamin Ross Jr. and Juniper Ross; a brother, Joseph (Patricia) Ross; 2 sisters-in-law, Virginia Patricelli and Maxine Ursitti; 2 brothers-in-law, Kenneth Gray and Richard Gray; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and Saturday from 10am until time of services at 11am in the Gabauer-Matter Funeral Home 1133 Church St. Ambridge www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The Honor Guard will meet at the funeral home at 10:45am on Saturday where they will conduct full military honors, followed by a service at 11am officiated by Rev. Lee Bittner.
The family would like to give special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice for all of the wonderful care given to Raymond.
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Ray was a dear friend from the Baden Legion. For several years before Margie's passing, I would visit Rochester Manor with my dog Molly and would take time to visit 4th floor (& him because he was there for her). Unfortunately it is impossible for me to be present to pay my respects. Yet, be assured of my prayers. I thank God for his friendship and the witness of love and support for his family, especially Margie. May the promises of our Lord Jesus give you peace and unity forever.
Jill McGregor, Pastor -Christ Our Savior's Lutheran Parish