Ernest Elwood Ross Sr. died peacefully on April 17, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. He was 82.
Ernest was born in Milton, NJ and lived there before moving to Equinunk, PA in 1976. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a plastics engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ, retiring in 1977. Ernest was a 50-year member of the American Legion in Milton, NJ. He was an avid fisherman and hunter; loved antique cars and spending time with his family.
He is predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth (Search) and Charles Ross; one sister; three brothers; his beloved wife of 57 years, Helen (Metzler) Ross; and his beloved son Ernest E. Ross II.
Ernest is survived by his loving son Henry C. (Cheryl) Ross; his grandchildren, Shannon and Christopher Ross of Louisiana; Kim (Ricky), Dan (Shannon), Kyal (Brandy) Ross, Jessie (Andy) Kenyon, Casey (Matt), Emmylou (Bryan) Ross of NY and Garrett (Kira) Ross of PA; sisters, Raina (George) Bauckham and Lana (Clarence) Gletow. He is also survived by his aunt Stella Fredericks, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 23 at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ, with interment at Holland Mountain Cemetery, Milton, NJ.