Francis Ross

EAST PALESTINE –Francis Ross, 96, formerly of East Palestine, passed away 6:55 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at Windsor House of Canfield.

He was born Feb. 15, 1922 in East Palestine, a son of the late Dominic and Theresa Ferraiuolo Ross.

A graduate of East Palestine High School, he was a World War II U.S. Army Air Force Veteran in the European Theatre. Francis had been employed with the former Pittsburgh Chair Company for 39 years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Irene C. (Rafferty) Ross, whom he married Aug. 24, 1946; two daughters, Bonnie K. Novak of East Palestine, and Christine A. Sultan of Youngtown; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Ross of Negley; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Francis P. Ross on Dec. 15, 2014.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12th at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. A Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, Dec. 13th at 11 a.m. with Father Christopher Cicero of the church officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.