Let the memory of Joseph be with us forever
  • 86 years old
  • Born on August 28, 1927 in Woodlawn (now Aliquippa), Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Passed away on August 5, 2014 in Apache Junction / Mesa, Arizona, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joseph James Ross, Jr., 86, born on August 28, 1927 and passed away on August 5, 2014. We will remember him forever. He was a good man and a good father.  He will be forever missed.

Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 6th August 2018
always remembered uncle joe. i share the same birthday month. i chuckled at crystal's tribute. those type of behaviors must run in the family!!!!!!!! how precious to have a great grand named after your mom, gramma ross. mike i know the pain of missing our loved ones only goes from acute to chronic. it is good to remember and laugh at how crazy and fun was the ross clans growing up years from the east to the west families!!!!!!!!!! we loved uncle joe very much.
Posted by Mike Ross on 5th August 2018
Hard to believe it's been 4 years. They say time heals all wounds. But not completely, not this side of Heaven. Miss you Pops.
Posted by Crystal Reynolds on 5th August 2018
Miss you today and everyday, Grandpa! We laugh about how you always used to have moldy cheese in your fridge, or whenever you ordered sandwiches at McDonald's they'd always put mayonnaise on it despite you telling them not to. I remember going with you to take your old, blue van through the car wash; the first time I ever really remember going through an automated car wash! My daughter, your great granddaughter's, middle is Michellina ❤
Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 6th August 2017
the pennsylvania gang still bring up memories about our arizona cousins and uncle joe and aunt barb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jennifer Ross on 6th August 2017
We miss sooooo much papasons!!!!!! Forever in our hearts and the kids love hearing stories of you and telling the stories they remember.... we love and miss you to the moon!!!!!!!!
Posted by Ross Family on 5th August 2017
Miss you TONS Dad and Mom!!! Wish you were both still here, but I know we will see you in the "sweet bye & bye." Think about you both virtually every day. xoxoxo
Posted by Veronica Reynolds on 31st August 2016
Pops, miss you. Think of you and miss our times together. See you
Posted by Ross Family on 28th August 2016
Miss you so much, Dad! Wore the silver and turquoise Navajo necklace all this weekend that I got at your memorial service from the tin can of Navajo Jewelry that you had been saving for over 30 years. Got to tell the story to an admirer of the necklace about how you would go up to the Indian res to buy the jewelry then bring it back to Phx to sell. Also got to tell the story of the GHOST in the hospital hallway in Mesa when Tony was spending the night with you there. You are missed!! You're a good man Dad! With love and many fond memories -- Chris
Posted by Mike Ross on 28th August 2016
Happy Birthday Pops. We sure had some good times. Miss you lots.
Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 6th August 2016
Posted by Ross Family on 29th August 2015
Happy Birthday, Dad! Miss you tons! Wish you were here!!!
Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 28th August 2015
Uncle Joe, 88 candles there would have been today. i never forgot your birthday because mine is 3 days before and 30 years apart from yours. happy memorial birthday!
Posted by Ross Family on 6th August 2015
Miss you like crazy, Dad! Wish you could see the investment / eventual retirement home we just bought on the golf course at Anthem! You would love it!!! Mom might think it was too hoity toity here, but it's not really! We are going to be back in Arizona again -- part time as snowbirds someday in the not-too-distant-future. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Can't wait to see you again in heaven! --Chris
Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 6th August 2015
so hard to believe a year has passed. i know how much all of you, my cousins, must miss him and your mom.
Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 10th September 2014
remembering you uncle joe as i remember aunt barb on her 5th anniversary since she left this life.
Posted by Ross Family on 31st August 2014
Happy Belated 87th Birthday Dad! (8/28/2014) Miss you and had a Dairy Queen Lime Freeze in your honor for your birthday. Love, Chris
Posted by Jennifer Ross on 28th August 2014
I was so grateful to have a father in law like you. I will miss the arguing over the little things. You will always be in our hearts and forever be missed. I am so blessed with the family that u have created I could not ask for a better one. I am proud to be called a Ross. Love u always
Posted by Pamela Ross on 27th August 2014
I have cherished every childhood and adulthood memory I have of Uncle Joe. I always felt welcomed in what I consider my second home. Although the house was always full and active, there was always room for one more. Thank you for your guidance and love. I miss you terribly not just today but always. Wishing I could be there with everyone in honor and remembrance of your life.
Posted by PATRICIA ROSS-LAMPONE on 26th August 2014
You and Aunt Barb raised a terrific family. I have always appreciated the hospitality shown to the Pat/June Ross family when the six of us bombarded your already full house! Remembering you today as those who knew and loved you remember you at tomorrow's memorial service.
Posted by Mike Ross on 22nd August 2014
Missin' you Pops.

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