Ross Culligan

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Ross Culligan
AIKEN - Ross Joseph Culligan, age 78, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Ross was born January 2, 1940 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Ross Joseph Culligan and Mary Gaul Culligan. He attended Lehigh University where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. After graduating from Lehigh in 1961, he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, and then began his career with Reynolds Metals Company. He was transferred frequently during his 34 years with Reynolds; it was while working in Baltimore, Maryland that he met his loving wife of 39 years, Tommie Lober Culligan. After retiring to Aiken in 2003, Ross became active in his community by serving in the Rotary Club of Aiken, MOAA (Military Officers Association of America), Historic Aiken Foundation, and Aiken Performing Arts Group. He enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay, international travel, hunting, walking his faithful golden retrievers, and most of all, spending time with his beloved family. He loved to hear or tell a good joke, and will be remembered for his outgoing personality and broad smile.
In addition to his wife, Ross leaves behind their son, Christopher Culligan of Golden, Colorado, daughter Kimberly Culligan, son-in-law James Tharp and granddaughter Cecelia Tharp of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
A celebration of Ross's life will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday April 29 at Newberry Hall. Friends are encouraged to attend and share their memories of Ross.
Those who wish to make a donation in Ross's memory can send a contribution to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or FOTAS, Aiken County Animal Shelter, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Mar. 13, 2018
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