John Donald Ross, 86, Lititz native, long-time foundry engineer, Warwick Ambulance driver

By on November 14, 2018

John D. Ross, passed away in his 86th year on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at Moravian Manor, Lititz.

He was the loving husband of Lois (Sensenig) for 66 years. Born to the late John V. and Irene E. (Adams) Ross, he lived most of his life in Lititz.

In addition to his wife: Lois; John Donald is survived by their daughter: Victoria Lynn Garman (Dr. Gregory C.) of Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren: Sarah, Elizabeth (Ben) and Matthew. Also surviving are a brother: Jeffrey Ross of Lancaster; and sister-in-law: Ingeborg Ross of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by their daughter: Donna; and his brother: Jerry.

John Donald was a member of Lititz Grace Brethren Church, where he served as a deacon for six years. His past services included vice president of Lititz American Business Club, a director on Lititz Community Center board, and a driver for the Warwick Ambulance Association. He and his wife also served for one and a half years in France as support missionaries working for the Grace Brethren Foreign Missions team at the Chateau de St. Albain. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War.

Upon graduation from Lititz High School, he began his 33 year career in foundry engineering; employed by General American Transportation Corp. He also worked for Ephrata Manufacturing Co. for 11 years as a pattern engineer and quality assurance manager before retiring in 2001. He then worked for Groff Transportation.

Services were held Nov. 11 at Lititz Grace Brethren Church., with The Rev. Dr. Tim Boal, Rev. William Willard and Rev. Chet Halstead officiating. Interment with military honors took place in Moravian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Church Benevolent Fund, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Spacht-Snyder Funeral Home, Lititz.

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