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Maurice Ross

AGE: 91 • Fort Smith, AR

Maurice Ross, 91, was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In October 1943, upon reaching his eighteenth birthday, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific on the USS Makin Island, an escort carrier navigated through many battles by R. J. Reynolds, Jr. who was praised for his ability to out maneuver the kamikaze pilots and avoid any damage to the ship. Maurice was honored with four stars for his service in the Asiatic Pacific, one star for the Philippine liberation and a Victory Medal for World War II. After discharge as a signalman from the navy in 1946, he joined the United States Army where he served as a high speed radio operator in Paris and lastly in Fort Monmouth, NJ. His military service was very important to him. After discharge from the army in 1953, he married Mae Drivick Ross. Thereafter, he worked at Fort Monmouth as an electronics technician manager until his retirement in 1995. Maurice was predeceased by his three brothers, all of whom served in World War II, two in the Pacific, two in Europe, and his son Wayne Ross. He is survived by his wife, his sister-in law Ann Bosko of Farmingdale, NJ, a brother-in law Joe Drivick of Greenwood Lake, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 21, 2016 from 11 AM -12 noon with a service to follow at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701.

He will be interred with military honors in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Please visit Maurice's memorial website at johnedayfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 19, 2016
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