Ross E. Leatherow

July 12, 1937 ‒ September 18, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Ross E. Leatherow, 82, of Galion passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.

Born July 12, 1937 in Loudonville, he was the son of Elza D. and Pearl E. (Funk) Leatherow. He married Dottie (Miller) Leatherow on January 25, 1969 and they enjoyed 50 years together.

Ross worked at Flick Lumber, Ashland Oil Company and farmed. He was a well-known school bus driver for Galion schools for 25 years and enjoyed traveling to many states for school bus rodeos. Ross was devoted to his family and was affectionally known as “PawPaw.” He would gladly help anyone in need.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Crisse (Ken) Sand of Galion, Marsha (Gordy) Caldwell of Baltimore, Maryland, Connie (Ralph) Anderson of Logansport, Indiana, Chris (Anna Marie) Leatherow of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matt Campo of Green Camp, Ohio and Pauline (Rob) Ade of Yucca Valley, California; grandchildren Katelyn (Matt) Strickler, Joshua Sand, Linsay (Brian) Clifford, Kacie Caldwell, Mandy (Raymond) Kramer, Anna (Jessie) Holcomb, Alexa (Steve) Myers, Austin (Erin) Anderson, Aaron Anderson, Matthew Leatherow, Teresa Leatherow, Matthew Campo, Rachael Ade, Requel Ade and Rebekah Ade; eight great-grandchildren Arrick & Christian Kramer, Mykah, Gyllean & Jozlyn Holcomb, James Myers, Autumn Mullins and Sawyer Strickler; sister Alvena M. “Beanie” Bonham of Mansfield and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Bill and George Leatherow and sisters June and Helen Leatherow.

Private services will be held for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion Community Center YMCA in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Avita Galion Hospital, staff at Mill Creek Nursing and HomeCare Matters for their compassionate care.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ross Leatherow, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

 

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  • So sorry for your loss. Ross was such a nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • To the Leatherow Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ross.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Dottie and family: So sorry for your loss. My deepest and sincere sympathy. He will be missed at reunions of LHS class of 1955.

  • Ross will be so sadly missed. He was such a sweet man. I had such a good time working with him he could always make us laugh! Your family has always been a part of ours. Our love and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all and always be with you. Love Jackie & Deb

  • Our sympathy to the family for the loss of such a nice man. Ross drove our two girls to school all the time, and they loved him. He always had a kind smile on his face for the kids and the parents. If our kids missed the bus for some reason at our pick-up spot, they could run through the neighbor’s back yard and Ross would pick them up there without a scolding. He was one of the good ones. Thank you, Ross.

    Marsha and Glenn Cheesman
    Corry and Casey

  • We remember him fondly in school and at class reunions. Our sympathy to you, Dottie and your family. Donna and Kermit Richert.

  • Dottie and family we are so sorry to hear about Ross. Our kids loved you and him as their bus drivers. He was such a nice man. May he rest in peace. Thinking of all of you.

  • Dottie and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ross. He was a great gentleman and we so appreciated the safe travel the both of you did in 1985 during the football games. We never worried about our children when they were in your buses! Hugs and prayers to your entire family . He was a great man .

  • Crisse…….You have my Deepest Condolences. I only knew of your Dad by the things you shared with me years ago. But if he was anything like his Daughter I’m positive he was a truly a fine individual. Sorry for your loss My Thoughts and Prayers are ALWAYS with you. Just know someone still cares and loves YOU !!! Be Blessed My FRIEND.

  • Dottie and family
    So very sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. I am sure he and Wayne are sharing their farming experiences. The Wayne Wagner family were blest to have known him, he was such a great friend to so many. A super man that never knew a stranger and made you feel special in so many ways.
    The Wayne Wagner family, wishes to express their deepest and sincere sympathy

  • DOTTIE AND FAMILY
    OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU IN THE PASSING OF ROSS. MY OHIO FRIEND FROM ALL THE SCHOOL BUS ROADEOS WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS KIND AND CHEERFUL SPIRIT. HE WAS ALWAYS GOOD FOR A LAUGH AND WAS READY FOR THE NEXT ADVENTURE.
    KEITH AND NANCY AUSTIN
    WARBA, MN

  • Aunt Dottie and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    You and Uncle Ross were daily visitors to my father’s bedside (his brother, George) during his last days. My sisters and I will never forget his compassion for us and for our dad.

    I hope you find comfort in knowing the brothers are all together again.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Susan & Rick Benson

  • Dottie and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was a good friend to us for many years. We have lots of memories of our families, both in school and in farming. He will be missed by many.
    Our sincerest sympathies to your family at this difficult time.
    David and Sharon Chandler

  • Dottie and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ross was always a joy to talk and so very kind.