Benjamin Aaron Ross

Benjamin Aaron Ross, 51, of Marysville, WA passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 after a courageous year-long fight against t-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Ben was born in New Smyrna Beach, FL on November 8, 1962. He spent his early childhood years in Edison, later moving to Sedro Woolley where he attended high school. Ben married Tina Roney from Stanwood, WA on December 28, 1986 in La Conner. Ben was employed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Everett for 28 years, working in various Quality positions and, most recently, as an FAA Designee on the flight line. He was an avid fisherman of salmon, halibut, ling cod and Dungeness crab in the waters of Puget Sound and local rivers. He shared his passion for fishing with family and friends, many of whom spent time fishing with him on his dream boat 'Expensive Therapy'. Ben is survived by Tina, his loving and devoted wife of 26 years, and their daughter, Hannah with whom he shared a very special bond; father, Fred Ross (Ursula); mother, Joan Edson; brother, Bill Ross (Patti); loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, long-time childhood friend, Terry Dahl; and fishing buddies Danyon, Doug, Mike and Steve. He was preceded in death by stepfather, Harold Edson; brother, Chris Ross; and sister, Sonjia Figueroa. The family would like to thank Dr. Shustov and his staff at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the staff at UW Medical Center for their care and support of Ben during the past year. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Ben's memory to the T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation (TCLLF) on-line at http://tcllfoundation.org/donations or TCLLF, P.O. Box 22418, Seattle, WA 98122. A Celebration of Life and viewing of 'Expensive Therapy' will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00p.m. at the Everett Yacht Club, 404 14th Street, Everett, WA.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013