Walter J. Ross, age 84, passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ on November 8, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, JoAnn Ross, three children Ann Bordonaro (Mike) of White Bear Lake, MN, Mike Ross (Lori) of Menomonie, WI, Jim Ross (Alane), of Brooklyn Park, MN, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 26, 1935, and graduated from Cathedral Latin High School, Class of 1954. After serving in the US Army from 1956-58, he married JoAnn Hertrick in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 27, 1959. Walter enjoyed working as a lighting engineer at General Electric, Cleveland, Ohio, for 30 years, and J.W. Speaker Corporation in Wisconsin for 16 years. In June 2002, he and his wife, JoAnn, moved to Tucson, AZ, to enjoy their retirement.
Walter was an active member of the Senior Citizens and Retirees of Continental Ranch, the Society of Automotive Engineers, Boy Scout Commissioner of Chagrin Valley, Northeastern Ohio, Committee Chairman of Boy Scout Pack and Troop 481, Willowick, Ohio, as well several other scouting offices. He served on the Willowick, Ohio City Planning Commission for several years. He was a member and commentator of the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Willowick, Ohio, and served as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church, Tucson, AZ. He enjoyed volunteering at Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, AZ.
He will be remembered for his generous spirit, his quick wit, great sense of humor, and the ability to repair any broken item. Plans for a memorial service in the future are pending at this time.