Max A. Ross
June 08, 1930 ‒ July 12, 2017
Max A. Ross, age 87 of Delaware passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Kobacker House surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 8, 1930 in Westerville to the late Afton C. and Edith F. (Colebeck) Ross. Max graduated from Ostrander High School in 1948. After graduation he proudly served his Country 3 years in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
In 1956 he married the former Margaret (Beddow). Together they shared 61 years through life’s journey, hand in hand and in both thick and thin. Theirs was a true love story and Max was Margaret’s everything.
Before his retirement, Max worked as an insurance agent with John Hancock Mutual. His wit, charm, and warm personality served him well during his insurance career and throughout life. Having a love for riding horses, he served as a Delaware County Mounted Deputy.
He enjoyed the outdoors, tending to his yard, landscape and garden. He was known for his weed less garden with perfectly straight rows. Not one to sit, he always found something to do, especially if it was farm related. He also treasured time spent in his wood shop.
He and his brother Sheldon were multiple gallon blood donors to the American Red Cross. Max was a champion for those in need. Although at time strong willed and tempered, he was never one to hold a grudge.
Max will certainly be remembered for his orneriness, but most importantly for his compassionate care of the down trodden and love of family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife and partner in life Margaret, treasured daughters: Cheryl (John) Mitchell of Powell, TN, Deidre (Mark) Hedges of Columbus, Kristie (Sam) Forson of Delaware, and Laurie (Scott) Pierce of Delaware, grandchildren: April (John), Jill (Kevin), Mike (Sarah), Brian, Stephanie, Amanda (Chris), 11 great-grandchildren: Cameron, Madison, Carley, Max, Molly, Rayna, Shelby, Lillian, Violet, Eli, brother Sheldon (Carolyn) Ross of Delaware, nephews Brad (Nancy) Ross of Delaware, Mitch (Cheryl) Ross of Ostrander, and extended family.
He was also preceded in death by his great-grandson Mitchell and sister Joyce Ross.
Arrangements will be announced by the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, Kobacker House, or Ohio Health Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com