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ROSS McKEAN GREGORY SR., 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a brief illness. Born July 29, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Elizabeth M. and Samuel B. Gregory Sr. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married Barbara (Bash); she survives. After graduating from Howe Military Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific in World War II, he was later drafted into the U.S. Army for active duty during the Korean War. He graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, he then entered into the insurance business in July of 1957, with Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company as a general agent. He then became affiliated as a partner with Gregory Associates, Inc., a property and casualty insurance agency, Gregory, Zent & Swanson, Inc., a local securities dealer and Gregory Shaw Financial, Inc. a local life and health insurance agency. He served as president of the Allen County Indiana University Alumni Association and Sertoma. He was as also a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Zoning Appeals, Rotary, and Life Underwriters, member of the South Gate Masonic Lodge 73 as a 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason and Mizpah Shriner. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, serving as a deacon, trustee and a Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, where he golfed with his friends. He enjoyed summers with his family at Hamilton Lake, and winters in Naples, Fla. area. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann; son, Ross M. "Mac" (Lesa) Gregory; two grandsons, Ross M. "Trey" Gregory III and Evan N. Gregory; and brother, Samuel B. (Connie) Gregory Jr. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacey G. Decker. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry St., Fort Wayne, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorials to Scottish Rite, 829 Lawrence Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne (IN 46802). wwwklaehnfahlmel

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2013
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