Donald Edward Ross passed away on June 18, 2014, in Mt. Lebanon, at the age of 87. Born in Rochester, New York, he also lived in Moody, Maine and Venice, Florida. Don is survived by his wife, Kitty; daughters, Susan Ross and Peggy Thompson (Carl); grandsons, Ben Thompson (Rebecca) and Bryan Thompson (Mary); and great-grandsons, Jacob and William Thompson. Don graduated from Irondequoit (New York) High School, where he later taught math for many years and retired as the head of the math department. Don loved being a teacher. He also graduated from University of Rochester (B.S.) and Springfield College (M.S.). Don's motto: Eat dessert first. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, Dan's family suggests that you make a donation in his honor to either the Irondequoit High School Math League (care of West Irondequoit Central School District, 321 List Ave., Rochester, NY 14617 (585-342-5500) or the
. Please share your thoughts and memories of Don at www.heardfuneralhome.net Arrangements entrusted to HEARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-931-0200.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 29, 2014