GREENVILLE - Ross Princiotto, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Jan. 10, 2013, at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville, Ohio.
He was born on June 4, 1926, in Dennison, Ohio, to the late Rossario and Francesca Donzo Princiotto.
Ross went to high school in Massillon, Ohio, and after graduation 1944, he joined the Army and served in the Philippines. When he returned home, he enrolled in Kent State University, majoring in English and Spanish. He began his teaching career in Akron, Ohio, then taught at Walsh Jesuit School in Stow, Ohio, Twin Valley, Mississinawa Valley High School (1976-1985) and Russia (1985 - 1986). Ross loved teaching and made many friends of both fellow teachers and former students. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, Ohio.
After his retirement from teaching, Ross enjoyed walking nearly everywhere he went in Greenville. He also began to write and sell a few article to Senior magazines such as "The Good Old Days" and "Senior Life," and then began submitting articles to the local newspaper, "The Daily Advocate." Ross enjoyed writing and sharing some of his family memories. He was very proud of his Italian heritage. His grandparents had come to the United States from Sicily.
He leaves to cherish his memory a niece, Patricia Gorrell of Richmond, Va.; and a nephew, Ted Princiotto of Mountain Lakes, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carmella and Anna; and three brothers, Ted, Leo and Joseph.
A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St Mary's Catholic Church of Greenville, Ohio, with Fr. John White officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.
Friends of Ross are invited to gather to share and remember, one hour prior to services, at St. Mary's School. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mississinawa Valley Classroom Teachers Association Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com. Fraze Brooks Memorial Chapel of Union City, Ind.,has been entrusted with arrangements.