2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

Robert “Bob” Ross, Jr. July 9, 1931 - November 7, 2021

Robert “Bob” Ross, Jr.

Mr. Robert “Bob” Ross Jr., age 90, passed away on November 7, 2021.

Robert was born on July 9,1931 in Cleves, Ohio to Robert and Mary Ross. Robert married Janet Galloway on September 24, 1955.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry, and his wife after 59 years of marriage.

Robert is survived by his children Vicki (Ronnie) Preston, Karen (Jeff) Walton, and Wayne (Mary) Ross. Grandchildren; Sara (Patrick) Richards, Allison (Brad) Lewis, Stephen Hammons, Wayne (Ella) Ross, Bobby (Brittney) Ross and Joanie Ross. Great grandchildren; Anna, Colin, Caleb, Grant, Bryce, Clay, Emma, Rowan, Sylar, DJ, Luna and Wayne Michael. Also survived by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Bob was enlisted in the US Air Force from 1950-1954 and was trained as an electrician/cable installer.  He was Stationed at Warren AFB in Wyoming, March AFB in California, and Upper Heyford AFB in England.  Bob was employed by Chevron and retired after 55 years as a supervisor.  He often worked different side jobs as an electrician.

Bob, known as “Lefty Ross”, played baseball at Taylor High School, winning two state championships.  He also participated in the Military Baseball League. Bob was an avid baseball fan coaching Little League and helping with his daughter’s softball team. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and spent many hours watching them and the Cincinnati Reds.

Bob enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He was also an avid shooter.  If not outside on the lake throwing a line in the water with his kids and friends, chasing squirrels, sitting by the campfire, or tending to his tomatoes, he loved to watch western shows and movies.  There was a little bit of cowboy in Bob.

Whether he was called Bob, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, or friend, he will be missed by many and loved by all forever.

A Memorial visitation will be held for Mr. Ross on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12:30 PM to  1:00 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home (Follow the blue line once inside the Memorial Park)

Memorial service will begin at 1:00 PM with inurnment to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens Memorial Park. 

Map to the Garden of Sunrise

Memorial Donations can be made in honor of Bob to Hospice of Southwest Ohio. https://www.hswo.org/donate

A Memorial visitation will be held for Mr. Ross on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12:30 PM to  1:00 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home (Follow the blue line once inside the Memorial Park)

Memorial service will begin at 1:00 PM with inurnment to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens Memorial Park. 

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    Jeff Walton says

    I owe so much to this man and his wife. There are not enough words to express my feelings so I’ll just say thank you, love you, and see you later…

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