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Charlie Ross Obituary
Charlie Ross
Dec. 30, 1941 - Feb. 2, 2014
Resident of San Jose
Charlie Ross, beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, teacher, and friend, died peacefully in his sleep.
Born to Charles Sr. & Melvina Halstrom Ross in Portland, OR, Charlie attended Pacific Lutheran & SJSU, & served as an Army Chaplin's Assistant in Germany where he married Diane Luna, 1967.
He taught & befriended children of migrant farm workers, children at Juvenile Hall, Children's Shelter and alternative schools in the SCCOE . He stood by children, whose lives were often painful, teaching them how to cope, prosper and to love and trust again. Retired in 2001, hardly a week went by that former students didn't call or show up at his doorstep.
Daughters Cristina (Kevin) McClelland, Maria LaMance, and granddaughter, Molly McClelland, provided some of the most heart-filled moments of his life. He is also survived by his sisters Jane Kroll (Jack) and Betsy Ross and numerous nieces and nephews. The flame that Charlie lit in everyone he touched will shine on forever.
Services will be held Feb 15 at the Episcopal Church, 6581 Camden Ave. San Jose, 11:30 AM.

Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Feb. 10, 2014
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