John C. Ross, 74, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2014, with family at his side, in the Fox’s Stone Pear Pavilion, Chester, WV.

Born in Hookstown on Nov. 29, 1939, he was a son of the late Charles R. and Mary E. (Torrence) Ross. A retired truck driver, he was Presbyterian by faith, and was a 1959 graduate of South Side High School. An avid horseman, he participated in horse pulls, plowing events, weddings and parades with Belgian horses.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Ross.

He is survived by his wife, Linda J. (Hilton) Ross; his children and their spouses, Jeffrey and Caroline Ross, Florida; Joyce and Gary Kenderes, Hookstown; Mark Ross, Washington; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Dodie Ross, California; a sister, Ruth Smith of Newell and her late husband, Ronald; a sister-in-law, Patricia Ross, East Liverpool, OH; four grandchildren Melinda and her husband, Josh King, Lindsay and Laura Kenderes and Megan Ross; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Sabree King.

The family will receive friends Friday from Noon to 2 p.m. in the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director, at which time John will be taken by the funeral home’s horse drawn hearse to the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery for a graveside service.

Memorials, in John’s name, can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

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