John R. Ross

JOHN ROSS John R. Ross passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 60, Saturday, December 22, 2012. He resided in Franconia Township with his loving wife of 41 years, Wanda C. Ross. John is also survived by daughter, Tanya Flohr, husband Chris and son, Shaun Ross, wife Diane. John was known as "Pap" to his three beloved granddaughters, Samantha (5 years), Giuliana (2 years) and Gabriela (2 years). He is also survived by one brother, Lewis Ross, wife Eunice. He was born in Harrisburg, to the late Clarence and Irma Ross. John graduated from Camp Hill High School in 1969 and attended Harrisburg Area Community College where he attained an Associates Degree in Engineering. As a licensed professional engineer, he and his wife worked tirelessly to start their own engineering firm, Ross Consulting Engineers in Rossville. John remained self-employed for nine years until moving to Telford to join one of his clients, Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. in Skippack. After seven years, he parted with H&K to become a senior project manager for EarthRes Group, Inc. in Pipersville. John was well-respected and admired by both his clients and peers and held many professional memberships including American Society of Civil Engineers, SME, and PACA. In addition to being hard working, John was devoted to the Lord and his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed model trains, gardening, flying his kite, and trips to the beach. He gave unselfishly to everyone and will be greatly missed by all. The memorial services for John R. Ross will be held at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc., 667 Harleysville Pike (Rt.113), Telford, Monday, Dec. 31. A public viewing will be held at 9AM followed by the funeral services at 10AM. John's burial will be held at West Laurel Hill Cemetery following the funeral services. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John's name to Compassion International ( Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in The Reporter on Dec. 28, 2012