My condolences to Reid, his brother Adam and their mother Betsy. Peace be with you.
I would like to offer my sympathies to all of Ross' family and friends. I had the privilidge of sharing great sporting occasions at the OSU rugby club in the early 70's. Again my sympathies to all. Kerry OLoughlin Dublin Ireland.
Raise a glass for the man who help mentor me in rugby, showed me how be win and lose with class, and live life to the fullest. The mark you left on the youth in the northwest can't be matched. To Ross, Cheers
So enjoyed playing Rugby with Ross during his law school years @ O.S.U. His dad and mine, colleagues and good friends...I shall remember fondly Ross' whip-smart intellect, his love of good conversation, and his ready smile!
I grew up with Peggy. I feel really bad about Ross' death.
Ross , want to thank you for your long talks , and the times we have all shared with u on the rugby pitch,a friend, a leader, a father , a brother, a phantom ,a very special person to all , you will be missed my friend,keep the beer cold and the field ready ,well see you again ,
Ross was an incredible man whose life made a difference for so many people and his legacy will definitely live on. He maintained the social consciousness and values so clearly represented in the 60's but which most baby boomers let go by the wayside once they earned money. In that way he was so pure and modeled by word and deed those important values for his boys. I will always remember him as an innocent, funny, enthusiastic law student falling in love with and marrying Betsy one of my dearest friends. He obviously retained his beliefs and passions until he died too soon. My heart goes out to his family, Peggy and his friends. Ross was one of a kind!
I worked with Ross for nearly three decades, and considered him a valuable friend as well as a very thoughtful person. He will be missed by many especially his family. Keep carrying the ball old friend.
All the ruggers will miss you, Ross. You have been an inspiration and a friend to me and all those for whom Saturday is a rugby day.
I spent a lot of time with public defenders as a small child in the 80s - my mom was one of them. I have such great memories of Ross. One that stands out the most is how special I felt when he left a party to bring me a milkshake (I was recovering from minor surgery) because I had never had one from Jaime's restaurant in Eugene. He took good care of every one around him - whether he knew them or not.
I worked for Ross Shepard for 14 years, 1991 to 2005. I loved getting into the office early and being able to discuss everything with him from history, art, religion or any other topic that would come up. One of the most intelligent people I've ever met yet also one of the most compassionate and understanding. He was a great leader and innovator. He will be missed.
Ross was a "true believer" in justice for all and an advocate for many. His "second family" from the Public Defender's Office in Eugene, Oregon, will miss him greatly. Love and peace to his family and friends in Ohio.
Ross - You always have been a "true believer" in justice for all. Thank you for being my mentor and dear friend. You are missed.
The entire Columbus Academy Class of 1964 has been shocked and saddened by the first death of one of its members. We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to Ross' family. He was a very special and unique person. He will be sorely missed.
to a fellow camp kawanhee, you will be missed.
george t. johnson
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Ross,You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Pacific Coast Rugby lost an icon.