Robert S. "Buffalo" Ross (July 17, 1947 - February 28, 2014)

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Robert Stanley Ross of Port Angeles passed away February 28, 2014, at the age of 66.

He was born on July 17, 1947, in Chehalis, Washington, to Jack Stanley and Mae Alice (Young) Ross.

He graduated from Centralia High School in 1966. After school, he started his trucking career, which took him to many places. Eventually, he settled in Port Angeles in 1978.

He married Karen Hopkins on June 27, 1981, in Port Angeles. Together, they had a daughter, Joanne.

He spent most of his life behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. He also drove a school bus and did some general contracting work. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Black Diamond Fire Department.

His hobbies included camping with family and friends, working on automobiles, watching NASCAR, woodworking and spending time at the beach digging clams.

He leaves behind his wife, Karen; daughter Joanne; and granddaughter Kelsey, all of Port Angeles. He also leaves behind his aunt, Freda Steveson of Long Beach, Washington; brothers Frank (Jackie) Ross of Ethel, Washington, and Raymond (Linda) Ross of Arizona; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and close family members, as well as all of his coffee buddies.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Ross; mother Mae Helland; and brother Donald Ross.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Robert's name to the , www.diabetes.org/donate, or to cancer research.

Services for Robert will be held on Sunday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Mar. 6, 2014
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