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Charles I. Ross

Born: Fri., Dec. 29, 1933
Died: Wed., Apr. 19, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 23, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 23, 2017
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 24, 2017
Location: Freeport United Methodist Church

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Charles I. Ross, 83, of Buffalo Twp., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Elmcroft of Saxonburg. Chuck was born in Lucesco, Westmoreland Co., on December 29, 1933, son of the late Margaret (Henry) and Howard M. Ross. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn J. (Rowley) Ross who passed away in 2012. He was a member of Freeport United Methodist Church. Chuck served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a supervisor at Saxonburg Ceramics for over 40 years. Baseball was his passion and he managed and then later umpired in both the Freeport Little League and Senior League. He was a member of the Management Club in Butler for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and followed all the Pittsburgh sports teams.

Chuck is survived by his two daughters, Linda (James) Fergus and Joni (Chuck) Lauffer both of South Buffalo Twp. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Casie (Michael) Rock of Mars, Emily Linn of Allison Park, Jamie Fergus of Butler, Matthew Fergus of Sheppard’s Air Force Base, Texas, Eliza and Annie Lauffer of S. Buffalo Twp.; great-granddaughter Carolyn Elizabeth Rock; and sister Patty Baker.

In addition to his parents and wife, Chuck was preceded in death by his son, Charles R. Ross, who passed away in 2008, brothers Floyd & Howard D. Ross, and his sisters Betty Stack and Margaret Woitas.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 23rd from 12-2 & 5-7 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home, Inc., 524 High Street, Freeport. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24th in the Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth Street, Freeport with the Pastor Dawn Lynn Check officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Freeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to  At the Lake Ministries/WPAUMC, 1204 Freedom Road, P.O. Box 5002, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066-0002 with ATLM Support listed on the memo line of the check.

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Diana Risch
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Linda, Joni & families,
God's love, prayers, and sympathy to you and your family.
God Bless
Gary and Diana Risch

Peg Martin
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
i will be out of town this weekend and unable to make the visitation. I am thinking of all of you and send my heartfelt sympathy

Janice Humes Zubrin
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Linda, Joni & families,

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I have many years of memories of your dad, when we both worked there. He was on of the good guys & always had a smile.

With sincere sympathy,

Janice & Mardelle

   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Joni,Linda and your families,
I am saddened to here of Chuck's(Pap's)passing .I always will remember what a wonderful man and an inspiration to everyone that knew him. I can honestly say that I am truly blessed to have been a part of the Ross family for so many years.The constant guidance and love Carolyn and Chuck had for all of his children and grandchildren has shown thru all of you. Now that he has gone to be with Carolyn and Chuck,( whom I loved so very much and still miss greatly).Remember that, YOUR FATHER AND PAP, is smiling down on all of you , and knows that each one of you can sit back and think of the lessons he taught you, recall all those special memories you have had and a especially feel the LOVE he has had for you. I feel the same. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers not only because of your loss but always. LOVE, SHARON

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