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Thomas Calvin Ross

1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Thomas Calvin Ross Obituary
October 29, 1926 - January 25, 2016
Thomas Calvin Ross, educator and school administrator, passed away on January 25, 2016, at his home in Highland, California. Tom was born in Minnesota in 1926 and lived in California for 87 years. He attended Glendale High School and received his B.A. and M.A. in School Administration from Cal State L.A. and his Ed. D. from the University of Southern California. He served in the military during WWII in the Philippines and in the occupation of Japan. Tom served as Assistant Superintendent in the Covina-Valley School District. Following his position with Covina-Valley, he became Assistant Superintendent of Education Programs for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He retired from public school education in 1986. In 1990 he joined the faculty of the Education Department of Azusa Pacific University where he became Professor Emeritus in 1993. Tom is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cecelia; daughter Kathleen Cairncross, (Richard), sons Patrick, Daniel, (Jennie), and James, six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2016
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