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In Memory of

Donald M. Ross

August 24, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


ROSS, Donald Murray, age 89, or Rochester, died September 11, 2017. Donald was born on August 24, 1928 in Royal Oak, son of David and Vera (Keyes) Ross. He met the love of his life, Diana Bebensee when he 14 years old and they dated throughout school and eventually married on October 7, 1950. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew.

Donald served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. An artist in every sense, Don was the last of the...

ROSS, Donald Murray, age 89, or Rochester, died September 11, 2017. Donald was born on August 24, 1928 in Royal Oak, son of David and Vera (Keyes) Ross. He met the love of his life, Diana Bebensee when he 14 years old and they dated throughout school and eventually married on October 7, 1950. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew.

Donald served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. An artist in every sense, Don was the last of the "old-time" masters and excelled as a cabinet builder and trim carpenter. His carpentry skills were renown in the area and in high demand. Most importantly, Don was known as an honest and nice man. He was a long time member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rochester where he was a member of choir.

He is survived by his son Mark (Terri), of Lincolnshire, IL, grandchildren Ian and Evan, and numerous friends. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester. Rev. David Eardley officiating. Interment at Van Hoosen Jones Stoney Creek Cemetery. Visitation Friday, September 15, 5 pm to 8 pm at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Memorials may be made to Neighborhood House