GREENWICH — John A. “Jack” Ross passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at home.
He was born March 29, 1927, in Greenwich, N.Y., the son of Andrew and Minnie (Young) Ross.
Jack graduated from Whitehall High School, received a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland and a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
He is a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Midway. He was a teacher in Greenwich for 17 years before becoming the elementary school principal for 18 years. In retirement, he and Babe traveled extensively across North America as a railroad tour director.
Jack was an active member of the community, involved in the Lions Club, B.P.O.E. Elks, American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus, Greenwich Fire Department, Washington County Children’s Committee, Empire State Passengers Association and a director of the National Association of Railroad Passengers. He also played clarinet in numerous marching and concert bands.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hazel (Babe), to whom he was married for 62 years, and their children, Mark and his wife, Erika, of Flagstaff, Ariz., Deborah of Wellsboro, Pa., Paul and his wife, Mary, of Valrico, Fla., and John Jr., and his wife, Cheri, of Sandy Hook, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marie Collins of Albany.
He was predeceased by his sister, Isabelle Brogle of Holyoke.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Flynn Brothers Funeral Home in Greenwich.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greenwich.
Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Greenwich Central School Scholarship Fund or to the St. Joseph’s Church restoration project.