OSWEGO, NY – Ralph K. Ross Sr., 74, a resident of Oswego, passed away Sunday October 21, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late James H. and Catherine (Gilchrist) Ross.
Ralph was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He worked for Universal Car Loading in East Syracuse, where he loaded and unloaded trailers.
He also was an assistant pastor for the Mexico Church of God.
He loved watching football, especially the NY Giants, and was an Elvis fan. He loved spending time with his family and loved the Lord.
Surviving are his wife, Marva (Aldrich); three daughters, Laura (Ernest) Millington of Hudson Falls, Cynthia (Jamie) Carpenter of Warrensburg, NY and Heather (David) Haines of Fort Ann, NY; three sons, Charles (Barbara) Chiasson of Oswego, Ralph Ross Jr. of Warrensburg, NY, and Michael Ross of Fulton; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special person, Carl Myhl of Baldwinsville.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert Theritt; sisters, Nellie Miller, Vivian Premo, and June Chiasson; step-daughter, Joyce Richards; and great-grandson, Noah Millington.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com