David H. Ross, 96, passed away on Saturday October 24th in Columbus.
Preceded in death by wife of 72 years, Goldie, who passed away on September 18th, 2020, parents John and Francis Ross, brothers George and Phil, sisters Elizabeth, Lyra, Judith and daughter-in law Tina Ross.
He was born in Malta, Ohio on July 19th 1924 and graduated from M-M High School where he played baritone in the band and was a member of the football team. After graduation he was a surveyor for Morgan County mapping out many of the county and township roads that are still in use today.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II. After a brief stint in the Army Air Corp he was assigned to a Forward Reconnaissance unit in Europe and was one of the first American soldiers through the gates of Dachau.
After the war he enrolled at The Ohio State University when he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1951. He worked for the Standard Ohio Company of Indiana for year then, for over 30 years, at North American Aviation/Rockwell International as a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry.
He was a lifelong musician switching from baritone to French horn and studying at Capital University. He was a charter member and founder of the North American Aviation Concert Band now known as the Westerville Community Band.
He is survived by sons, John (Deborah) and Daniel Ross and grandchildren, Jane and David Ross and sister Edith Wilson.
Calling hours will be held from 11 am until 1 pm Friday, October 30, 2020 at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville, graveside services will be held at 1 pm Friday at McConnelsville Cemetery with Galen Finley officiating. Military rites will be held by the American Legion Post 24 Honor Guard.
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