September 19, 1938 - September 30, 2018
Port Jervis, NY
Glenn "Butch" Ross age 80 of Port Jervis, NY and formerly of Sparrowbush, NY passed away September 30, 2018 after a valiant battle with Parkinson's disease. He left in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones.
He was born on September 19, 1938 in Port Jervis, NY the son of Kenneth and Mary Esther Dunn Ross. In his earlier years he worked as a fireman for the Erie R.R. in Port Jervis until he started his own business Ross Masonry, Inc. He later worked with Union Local #5 in Newburgh, NY until his retirement.
He was a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Masons #328 F & AM, a former member of the Sparrowbush Fire Dept., and a former assistant coach for the Port Jervis Pop Warner League. Butch enjoyed flying, was proud of his Mooney Planes, and was an Instrument Rated Pilot (IFR). Also, he was known for his Porsche sports cars. His family aspires to be like him and describes him as an amazingly kind, gentle, and loving soul who will be forever cherished.
He married Barbara Decker Ross on October 20, 1956 who survives him at home. He is also survived by his two sons: Glenn T. Ross, Jr. and his wife, Janie of Port Jervis, Randy K. Ross and his companion, Della Rae Stickle of Port Jervis; and his daughter, Jill Howard and her husband, Roger of Manchester, New Hampshire; his brother, John Ross and his wife, Carol of Spring Hill, Florida; his sister, Sally Taylor of Port Jervis; his beloved grandchildren: Randy Paul Ross and his wife, Amy, Brandon Ross and his wife, Missy, Kristin Dunnell and her husband, Jason, Kyle Ross and his wife, Jill, Elizabeth Perry and her husband, George, Brian Howard and his wife, Chelsey, Amanda, Krystal and Aaron Ross; his great-grandchildren; Braedan, Ryan, Megan, Collin, Eloise, Logan, Carter, Maliyah, Daniel Jeffrey, London, Stella, Greer, Cole and Newborn baby girl, Howard, several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his son, Jeffrey A. Ross.
Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 4th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Clark officiating. Cremation will take place at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home; for information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com