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John Keith Ross passed away peacefully at home in Washington, DC, surrounded by his family on September 17, 2017. Born March 5, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and raised in Marion, Iowa, he was predeceased by his parents, Louis C. Ross and Grace C. Ross. John graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in political science in 1952. Following graduation, John served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant, Infantry Division, during the Korean War. Having received an honorable discharge from the Army, John obtained a M.A. in political science from the University of Iowa. John retired from the National Security Agency in 1993, after over 45 years of federal service. John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth C. Ross; a sister, Mary Ann Ross of Denver, Colorado; his two daughters, Eleanor M. Ross (David) of Ellicott City, Maryland, and Lisa A. Finnican of Reston, Virginia, as well as three grandchildren, Logan and Grace Fox, and Fiona Finnican. A gravesite service and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Funeral arrangements provided by Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home.

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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 22, 2017
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