Andrew Ross 92, of Gilbert Arizona passed away on January 4, 2013. He spent much of his life in Cincinnati, Iowa and St. Joseph, Missouri before he and his wife Verbia moved to Arizona to be close to family. Verbia died in 2009 after 65 years of marriage. Andrew is survived by daughters Lauranna Durant and Janice Merritt and son Steve Ross, all of Gilbert, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Ava Ross of Cincinnati and brother Harry Ross of Ottumwa.
Andrew was a proud WWII Navy veteran and a member of the Masonic lodge. He was a chemist for Boehringer/Ingelheim in St. Joseph for 27 years. A private family service will be held.
I would like to express my deepest condolences to your family. I hope you find comfort from God’s word the bible during this time of grief. For he is near to those broken at heart. Ps 34:17,18 Also, note Jesus’ words of comfort spoken to Martha, who had just lost her brother, at John 11:23-25, “Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise. Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.”Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”