PHELPS/GORHAM - James E. Ross, Sr., age 85, died Monday (April 15, 2013).
Friends may call Saturday (April 20th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will be Sunday (April 21st) at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.
Memorials to the V.A. Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424.
Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Curtis-Burns in Shortsville in 1996. Jim enjoyed family, children and grandchildren. He liked doing small engine repair, and was known as Mr. Fix-It in the neighborhood. Jim also enjoyed camping, travel and the out-of-doors.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Dunn Ross; eight children, James Ross, Jr., Frank (Nancy) Ross, Rusty (Susan) Ross, Sherry (Al) Cardinale, Barry (Lisa) Ross, Bonnie Adams, Brenda (Jeff) Bailey, and Sandy (Danny) Doty; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Charles) Miller and Carole Opdyke; mother-in-law, Frances Dunn; and by several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.
Jim was predeceased by his brother, Robert Ross; and by two sisters, Margaret Bankert and Ruth Alcock.