Leland Ross

Leland Melvin Ross, 91, of Hallstead, died February 22, 2013.
After serving in the Army during WW II, he lived in Binghamton, N.Y., and finally settled in Hallstead, where he became a long-time local businessman. Leland owned and operated Ross Garage and engaged in additional small business ventures. He ran school buses for the Blue Ridge School District (1959-1982). He and his wife Doris enjoyed RV camping and traveling extensively around the U.S. and Canada. They especially enjoyed wintering in central Florida.
Leland is survived by Doris Benedict Ross, his beloved wife of 70 years.
Also surviving are sons and their wives, William (Janet) of Lititz,, James (Jean) of Apalachin, N.Y., John (Gwen) of Hallstead, Robert (Twila) of Bedford, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, including his namesake, Leland Thomas Ross; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also suvived by two special cousins, Pauline and Donald Williams.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Ross Smith of Hallstead; his only sister Cecile Fleming (Howard) of Binghamton, N.Y.; and his youngest son, Alan Leroy of Hallstead..
Friends called Sunday, February 24 at the Tuttle-Yeisely Funeral Home at 25 Susquehanna Street in Hallstead. A funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Nancy Cubitt on Monday, February 25, at the funeral home.
The family wants to extend special thanks to all the excellent staff from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and support they provided to Leland and the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Hospice or the .

Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6, 2013