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Leland Ross(1922 - 2013)

Leland Melvin Ross

(91) died February 22, 2013. After serving in the Army during WW II, he lived in Binghamton, NY and finally settled in Hallstead, PA 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. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Ross Smith of Hallstead, his only sister Cecile Fleming (Howard) of Binghamton, NY, and his youngest son, Alan Leroy of Hallstead, PA. Surviving sons and wives include: William (Janet) of Lititz, PA; James (Jean) of Apalachin, NY; John (Gwen) of Hallstead, PA; Robert (Twila) of Bedford, VA. Also surviving are 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. Friends may call from 6 PM until 8 PM on Sunday the 24th at the Tuttle-Yeisely Funeral Home at 25 Susquehanna Street in Hallstead, PA. The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Nancy Cubitt on Monday the 25th at 11 AM, also 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 .

Funeral Home

Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home
25 Susquehanna Avenue Hallstead, PA 18822
(570) 879-2287

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Feb. 23, 2013
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