SALEM, MA - Russell Ross entered into eternal peace on Sunday, February 25, surrounded by his family. Born in Marblehead, son of Arthur and Irene Ross. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years Nathalie (Abraham) Ross, sons Rusty, Mark, and a sister, Betty Dobson. He is survived by his son Mikey Ross and his wife Celeste; daughter Susan Doughty and her husband Jeff; and daughter-in-law Joy; grandchildren Charise, Serena, Kristen, Kate, Julie, Mike, Paul; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was particularly close to his nieces who shared his affinity for humor.
Russell was a veteran of the Korean War, and worked at United Shoe, and General Electric. He loved playing cards and chess unless he lost and then he didn't like it so much. Known for his sense of humor, and love of animals domestic and wild alike, who would join him on his patio. He shared his life with many shepherds, a wolf cross, and current dog, Oddie.
He was a talented lefty pitcher courted by the Red Sox until an arm injury ended his career, and led him to the love of his life. He was a gentle-natured man, unless you blocked his view of a Red Sox or Patriots Game. He credits himself for the success of Dunkin' Donuts. When asked during his last hours if he wanted anything, he replied, "A cigar, and a rum and Coke."
Per his request there will be no formal services. Any donations can be made to an animal welfare group of your choice. He would like that.
Published on February 26, 2018