Cornell Ross

Sausalito, California

1938 - 2020


Sausalito, California


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Cornell William Murley RossDec 18, 1938 - June 14, 2020Cornell passed peacefully in his sleep on June 14, 2020 after a significant bout with Lewey Body Dementia. Cornell was born in San Francisco. He spent most of his life in the Bay Area, except for 3 years in Germany after being drafted into...

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Cornell was the most good-natured person I have met

He was always a joy to be around and genuine

Memories of good times on the docks will always include Cornell

I miss him and remember him well

I'm very sad to hear of Cornell's passing, both because he was a charming elder statesman in his own right, and because his passing takes away from us yet another of an honored generation of the floating home community.

Cornell, my cousin from "the City". I remember when he would come up to the ranch in the summer to help my Dad with the pear harvest . Although I didn't see him often he always held a special place in my heart. He and his sister Marie were my only cousins from my Dad's side of the family so they are both very special to me.

Cornell, my neighbor on Issaquah dock was a fabulous dancer, we enjoyed the same magic of nighttime listening of the radio. You are missed my friend.

I didn’t know Cornel well, But he was always a cheerful man to encounter on Issaquah Dock. He will he remembered.

“Cornelly” was a third grandparent to my daughter. She often talks about their “golden hour” walks when she was little and always has felt lucky to have an “extra grandparent”. Cornelly will always be a huge part of who she is and the things she appreciates.

“Uncle Cornelly” was beloved by my children. He came to their birthdays, graduations, performances and more. He loved them and they loved him. He was their bonus Grandpa. Rest In Peace Cornell.

Cornell was my best and longtime friend going back to junior high days until the day he passed away. I will miss him dearly until we meet again.