David William Ross

August 31, 1947 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 74)


At age 74.  David was the son of the late Clara Gouger Ross and William Myron Ross.

David grew up in the Winton Road / Main Street area of Rochester, New York.  He graduated from East High School in 1965 and received his undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.  He received his Master of Education degree from Wayne State University.

David had a rewarding career as a Reading Recovery Specialist teacher in the Michigan and North Carolina school districts. David authored the book “Animals At The Mall” which helped many students learn to read. 

He is survived by his brother, Douglas; sister-in-law, Donna; nieces, Michelle Ross Cannan (Ryan VerColen), Alaina Ross Anderson (David); and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Ross Cannan, Adelyn, Emma and Carter Anderson.  David is also survived by his uncle, Henry Ross; and many cousins.

The family appreciates all the support they have received over this long journey, especially from Lifetime Care (his dedicated nurses Rachel and Olivia), Lipson Cancer Center and the Advent House in Fairport.

Friends may call Thursday May 26, 2-4 PM at the funeral home (495 N. Winton Rd.), with a service to follow at 4 PM. Masks are required to be worn. Private interment at Irondequoit Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to:
The Advent House 
1010 Moseley Road          
Fairport, New York  14450
Where David received very loving care and where his family received continued support during his final days.


Pet Adoption Network
4261 Culver Road
Rochester, New York  14622
Where David was one of their supporters and adopted his last cat, Luna.

Many thanks to these two organizations for helping people and animals in need.


May 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Home
495 N. Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14610

May 26, 2022

4:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Home
495 N. Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14610

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