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Orland Ross


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Orland Ross Obituary
Ross, Orland
Orland W. Ross, age 97, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community. Orland was born June 27, 1920 in Circleville, Ohio to Orval and Edith Ross. He spent his formative years in Waverly, Ohio and was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he proudly played the sousaphone in the marching band. Orland served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a partner in the Hoffines-Ross Insurance Agency holding the CPCU designation. Orland was a Mason in Bexley Lodge #704 F&AM, a member of Optimist International, a long time member of Bexley United Methodist Church and Columbus Country Club where he played golf, the game he loved. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah (Milo) Rouse; grandchildren, Christina (Patrick) Billman and Julia (Aaron) Gates; along with precious great-grandchildren, Evelyn Marie and Griffin Roy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his devoted wife Evelyn, sister Veda McFarland and brother Howard Ross. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the Kimes Chapel located at Wesley Ridge, 2225 Taylor Park Dr., Reynoldsburg. Rev. Becky Piatt, officiating. Private family inurnment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Bexley UMC, 2657 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43209; Methodist ElderCare Hospice, 5155 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214 or a . Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 13, 2017
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