1938 - 2021
R. IAN ROSS R. Ian Ross was born Ross Ian Rosenbaum on December 12, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan. Ross was pre-deceased in death by his parents and siblings. (Father: Samual Rosenbaum, Mother: Ruth Schwartz Rosenbaum Silverman. Siblings: Brenda Herman and Barry Ross.) Ross died March 9th at age 82 from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Irmalee Anne Gray Ross, sons: Rian Mark Ross and Mark Kenyan Ross [Katherine], three grandchildren: Alexis Renee Ross, Bradford Rian Ross, and Holly Christine Shank (Ashley). Ross graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1956 (prosecuting attorney student court), Nevada Southern 1957-58 (freshman and sophomore class president), University of Nevada Reno 1960 (founding chief judge student court), and Stanford Law School 1963. Ross was a law clerk at the Nevada Supreme Court 1964; Clark County Deputy District Attorney 1966-67; Las Vegas Assistant City Attorney 1970-74; member of the Nevada State Legislature 1977-78; president North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce 1984-85. Ross was board counsel for the Clark County Health District 1988-2000. He was active in several civilc organizations and received the Achievement in Service Award in 2013 from the UNLV Alumni Association. Ross appreciated all the people who helped him throughout his professional and business endeavors. Upon retirement in 2000, Ross enjoyed traveling, bridge, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. His family will miss his love and companionship, his problem-solving skills, and sharing his love of history when they traveled together. He was a source for government affairs and was an expert in vintage movies. He impressed his bridge friends with his card skills. Due to COVID there will be no gatherings at this time. Donations in his name can be sent to Community College of Southern Nevada, CSN - scholarships or student emergency fund: csnfoundation.org or by check: College of Southern Nevada 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. WCE310, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: pancan.org or by check: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Avenue Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Nathan Adelson Hospice: nah.org or by check: Nathan Adelson Hospice 4131 University Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.

Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Mar. 14, 2021.
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My sincere condolences go out to the Ross family. Lots of memories from that Burton st. neighborhood and the time at the cabin in UT. I remember when I almost chopped off my finger in the lawnmower at the new house. Ross was very efficient in getting me to the ER. Love, dpw
David Paul Widner
March 22, 2021
My sincere and warm condolences to the entire family. Will miss our bridge friend so very much. Ross was such a wonderful and amazing bridge friend. He always had such kind words of support when I lost my husband to cancer. So sad to hear about his passing.
Louise Faure
March 18, 2021
A true friend.
Robert Clive Jones
March 16, 2021
Irmalee, Rian and Mark. Our sincere condolences to all. We were saddened to hear this sad news. I know you all had great times and travels together. We will always have the wonderful memories of our dinners and conversations to cherish. Ross was an amazing friend and mentor to me. I am and will always be thankful for this. Our Love to you all.
Chip & Kathey Maxfield
March 14, 2021
Irmalee: My legs were taken out from under me this morning when Justice Cherry texted me that Ian passed. I was not aware of the cancer. Ian will be missed by all who knew him. Jerry Snyder
jerry snyder
March 14, 2021
Irmalee, I am sorry. Those early days of activities with families like yours, are very good memories, keep them close.
Judy Ciliax
March 14, 2021
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