Forrest "Dale" Ross

January 22, 1935 - January 27, 2018
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Forrest “Dale” Ross, age 83, of Strasburg passed away peacefully in Hennis Care Center at Bolivar on January 27, 2018, following a short illness.
Born in Morgantown, West Virginia on January 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Henry and Leatha Ross. Following his formal education, Dale served his country in the …

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Forrest “Dale” Ross, age 83, of Strasburg passed away peacefully in Hennis Care Center at Bolivar on January 27, 2018, following a short illness.
Born in Morgantown, West Virginia on January 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Henry and Leatha Ross. Following his formal education, Dale served his country in the United States Army.
He married the love of his life, the former Phyllis McElhaney, on February 4, 1956 in Akron. He was employed by the Timken Company in Canton for 41 years as a machine operator. He was a member of the Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association for more than 40 years.
Dale greatly enjoyed woodworking and going to car shows with his 1947 Willys Jeep. He could also be found in the mornings at Hardees in Strasburg, where he enjoyed coffee with friends.
In addition to Phyllis, Dale is survived by his family including Robert Ross of Muncie, Indiana, Richard (Carla) Ross of Strasburg, and Beverly (Jim) Mike of East Sparta; his grandchildren, Corey, Courtney, Kyle; a great-granddaughter, Laiken; and his sibling, Earl, Virginia, Leatha, Doris, and Deloris.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Arlene; his brother, Harold; and his grandson, Kody Ross.
In lieu of flowers, Dale’s family requests memorial contributions be sent to a children’s or veteran’s charity of the donor’s choice.
The Ross family is very grateful to the staff at Hennis Care Center in Bolivar for their support and care of Dale.
There will be no calling hours or services.

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Born: January 22, 1935
Died: January 27, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Mary Jo Schrump Sanner posted on 2/11/18

How did I miss this? I am so so truly sorry. My sincere condolences to all of you. It's a difficult loss. Prayers for healing and smiles again. Much love.

 

Kelli Tomblin posted on 2/2/18

So sorry for your loss! You have my sympathies.He will be missed.Especially his orneryness.Hugs for Phyllis ?

 

Bill Caughey posted on 2/1/18

So sorry for your loss. From all his buddies at Hardie's.

 

Mary No lundenberger posted on 2/1/18

Prayers

 

Mike Specht posted on 2/1/18

Good bless

 

Pat Graham posted on 1/30/18

Bev; I know there are no words that can be said to make such a loss less painful. Your father had to be such a special person to have raised and cherished such a special daughter. The passing of such people are a sad loss for this world and particularly painful for all close to them. You have my condolences and I am so sorry for your loss.

 

April Kennedy posted on 1/29/18

You sorry for your loss. I know all the good times you had with mom and dad. Praying for all of you

 

Duck & Karen posted on 1/28/18

Thinking of y'all. ?

 

Larry J. Sloan posted on 1/28/18

Sorry to hear of Dale's death. We'll remember all the good times at the different steam shows with him. Larry Sloan and family

 

Sara Bigler posted on 1/28/18

I just loved Dale and his wife. They were regulars at Hardees when I managed it. 9 years ago my dad passed. They were so thoughtful and gave me a sympathy card. They also gave me a plate of cookies every Christmas that were made with love. They forever hold a special place in my heart. Rest well and enjoy your mansion, Dale. ?

 

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