Rochester: July 17, 2019. Born in Rochester, NY on November 26, 1943 to parents Delbert and Margaret (Dougherty) Ross. He is survived by brothers, Delbert Jr. and Thomas; nephews, grandnephews and several cousins. Bob served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era, retired from the Department of Defense with 22 years service and then retired from EDS Corp. in 2007 with a total of 45 years service. Bob also worked for Xerox and GM. He earned his Master's degree from the University of Alaska, Bachelor's degree from RIT and also attended St. John Fischer College and Trenton State College. Bob was a long time member of the Rochester Rifle Club, NRA, and the RIT Rifle and Pistol Club. He also retained membership in the Anchorage and Rochester Jaycees, Military Comptrollers Association and Yankee Chapter of Government Accountants. Prior to entering the USAF in 1967, he served as a NYS certified medic with the Greece Volunteer Ambulance service in Rochester. Bob did extensive traveling for business and pleasure, visiting over 40 states, plus Europe and Canada. During Bob's career, he also resided in Texas, New Jersey, Alaska and Massachusetts before returning to Rochester. Bob enjoyed flying single engine planes, antique cars, fresh water lakes and the ocean for boating and fishing. Bob was a devoted member of Peace of Christ Parish and attended St. James Church.
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Family and Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Mass celebrating Bob's life Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:30am at Peace of Christ Parish at St. James Church. Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.