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Ross Kenney Hartz

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ROSS KENNEY HARTZ Ross was born on January 7th, 1953 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Bertha and Wilford Hartz and passed away March 14, 2004 in Houston, Texas. Ross was an Eagle Scout and Salutatorin of the 1971 class of Morenci High School in Morenci, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Ross earned his Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ross married Gail Lynn Brunius, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 31, 1979. They made their first home in St. Louis. Ross was recruited to build the first Positron Emission Tomogram (PET Scanner) at the University of Texas Medical School in the Cardiology Department at Hermann Hospital. He became Vice President and Chief Engineer of Positron Corporation. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife Gail, mother, brother Stephen, son Ted and daughter Laura. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 17th at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 South Main Street with Rev. Terry J. Thompson and Rev. Gayle Williford, officiating. Interment will follow in Denver, Colorado.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 16, 2004
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