John Raymond Ross, 91

OSWEGO, NY – John Raymond Ross, 91, of Oswego, died Sunday December 25, 2016, peacefully at his home with his children at his side.

John Raymond Ross
John Raymond Ross

Mr. Ross was born in Oswego, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Wells) Ross.

He retired from Niagara Mohawk – National Grid as a chief electrician at the hydro and sub stations.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II, as a radio operator aboard the ships stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

Mr. Ross was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Ross, in 2010.

He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Jerry) Brown of Oswego and Steven (Susan) Ross of Oswego; grandchildren, Michael Brown, Brittany (Andrew) Fultz, and Kelsey Ross; and his brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Kay Sugar; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also predeceased by his siblings, Arlene Donoghue, Joe Ross and Shirley Foster.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday December 29, at 9:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego and at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours will be Wednesday December 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. Fourth. St. Oswego.


  1. What a fine man and co-worker,A true Gentleman with a impish ,Irish sense of humor. I regret I didn’t see Ray after his retirement, A man who was a credit to his craft/employment/ and most of all his family. My sincere condolences to his family

    Mike Hayden

  2. You could not find a better man to work for at Niagara Mohawk. Yes he had a great sense of humor as stated above. I never could figure out how he kept those white t-shirts so clean until the end of the day while working in those dirty dusty DC slate boards in hydro.Oh and those vanilla milk shakes where the best on a friday afternoon.He is the type of man that made coming to work worth it. I miss those old timers and I’m sure family will greatly miss him.
    Bill Minota

  3. I worked in the same department as Ray did. We had a great friendship. We use to go out to Bob Burleigh’s camp on our annual
    shop fishing tournament with the other guys. Had lots of fun. I’m sorry
    I diid’nt get to see him before he left us. Miss you Ray.

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