In Memory

David Franklin Ross

David Franklin Ross

Received a PHD from Purdue.  LIved many years in Phoenix and died there in 2/18 2016.  Died of Cancer.

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07/07/17 06:28 PM #1    

Charles Shields

I poosted the limited news on his death.  His sister emailed me regarding it once she found my address in his stuff.  Was one of my best friends in HS and always enjoyed dragging Douglas in his 56 blue, two door Chevy with baby moons...and shooting pool in his garage.  As he obtained a PHD he was obviously smarter than the rest of the retards.  Him, Curley and Marty gone will take a lot of life out of the reunion.  

07/08/17 12:57 PM #2    

Donald Sailing (Sailing)

I discovered something interesting about David Ross that I never knew.  While I was a friend of his at school, I just never knew he was a "car guy".  I never knew about his mechanical knowledge of cars.  

During several of my visits to Marty's house in Missouri, we'd talk about cars a we owned, and cars that other guys owned.  Marty told me that David Ross came to his house many times and helped Marty work on his GREAT '40 Ford Deluxe Sedan.  Marty said David was the MAN!   What?  I never knew!   I lusted after his '40....and still do to this day, as as '40 Ford sedan is my favorite car of all time.  Marty was always having problems with the rear axles, and the transmission.  Dave knew all about the tranny, it was a '39 transmission.  A '40 tranny had a column shifter, and the '39 shifter was on the floor.....a "cool factor" about Marty's '40.   I was so surprised to learn that about Dave.   

I was saddened to hear about the death of I was looking forward to talking about car stuff....and Marty's old '40.   

On the "In Memory" file for Marty, I posted a picture of him cruising in that black '40.......picture was taken in '65 or '66.  It's interesting to note that David Ross played a big part in keeping that car on the road!   RIP David Ross.........

09/06/17 11:46 AM #3    

Janet Richardson (Saxon)

I was so very sad to see that David had died.  He gave me my first ever real kiss. I also played pool in that garage with David and John Pyle, if I remember.  Classy, sweet guy. 

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