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Richard E. Ross

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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:07 pm

Richard E. Ross, 89, of Columbus, passed away at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Columbus.

He was born January 9, 1931, in Rose Farm, a son of the late William Ross and Sylvia Kangas Ross.

He was a retired Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service, member of the Fairfield Grange, and the Laurel Canyon Church of Christ. He was also a former member of the Athens Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fitch Ross of Columbus, whom he married May 13, 1950; daughter, Dorea (Eric) Tomlinson of Watford City, North Dakota; sons, Roderick (Trena) Ross of Baltimore, Richard (Diana) Ross of Malta; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dan (Betty) Ross of Tucson, Arizona, and Mike (Kay) Ross of Pataskala.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and James Ross; and sisters, Hilma Van Horn, Anna Newman and Lillian Strawn.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Wolf Creek Church of Christ near Malta.

He will be laid to rest in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wolf Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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