Lawrence McIvor Ross
Lawrence McIvor Ross, 76, died Sunday March 1, 2015
He was born to the late Laurie and Catherine Ross, September 9, 1938, in Chicago Illinois where he lived with his family until moving to Houston in 1955. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1956, received a BA from the University of St. Thomas (UST) in 1960 and received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) - Galveston in 1966 and 1968 respectively.
Larry was a faculty member in the Department of Anatomy at UTMB from 1968 to 1973. From 1973 to 2000, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Anatomy at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan. He retired from MSU as Professor of Anatomy in August, 2000. He was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School - Houston from 2000-2014. He was also a Visiting Professor at St. George's University on Grenada in the West Indies for nine years.
Larry was passionate about making a difference to the lives of his students. He was a Co-Author and Consulting Editor for several Anatomy textbooks and was a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists where he held several roles including President. He was also a Founding Member of the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing at UST.
Larry was an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Manvel and the Knights of Columbus.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife Irene; one son, Chip; four stepchildren, Jennifer, Jocelyn and husband Barry, Tricia, Trey and wife Alison; brother Bob and wife Sharon, and sister Lilla. He is also survived by four grandchildren and extended family.
The Visitation and Rosary will be held Thursday, March 5th at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, TX 77578, 7:00-9:00pm. Bring your memories to share.
The Funeral will be held Saturday, March 7th at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St, Houston, TX77007 at 2:00pm with a reception following at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 607E Whitney St, Houston, TX 77022.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, St. Thomas High School, University of St. Thomas or the Willed Body Programs at either MSU or the University of Texas Medical Schools.
Published by Houston Chronicle on Mar. 4, 2015.