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ROSS, Donald R. - Sebring  
ROSS, Donald R., 69, of Sebring FL, formerly of Buxton, ME, died peacefully in Sebring surrounded by family on his birthday. Born in Biddeford, ME to Mary Jane and Marcel Ross he attended Biddeford schools. A proud football player, he graduated from St. Louis High School in 1967. He also served his country as a radar man in the Navy during the Viet-nam War era and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Marrying his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Lord, in 1969, he celebrated his 47th wed-ding anniversary in April. He was the father of three children. Donald worked as a master electrician and nuclear instructor at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard until his retirement in 1997. Donald also served his coun-try as a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard, retiring after 26 years of service. He was also a volunteer firefighter and EMT for ten years in Bux-ton. Donald was a master Mason and served as Master of the Masonic Lodge in Buxton as well. Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends in Maine. After relocating to Sebring in his retirement, he purchased a boat and spent days fishing with friends here and watching the world go by. Donald also enjoyed biking with his wife. An active man who liked to be involved, he and Carolyn became communi-cants of the First United Methodist Church of Avon Park where Donald served as Chairman of the Board and was a member of the men's group. Recently, he also became President of the Lake Haven Estates Association in Sebring. Donald is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Sebring; daughters, Shelley Wall and husband, Robert of Miramar, Deborah Carr and husband Clyde of Porter, ME; son, Jonathan Ross and partner Melissa Junkins; and daughter, Desiree Walls of Buxton, ME. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Avon Park on Monday, May 23 at 1:00 PM. A memorial ser-vice will also be held in Maine in July. Services entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home 4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Leave online condolences: www.stephensonnelsonfh. com
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Published in TBO.com on May 22, 2016
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