James R “Rick” Ross

February 17, 1951 - August 29, 2021
James R “Rick” Ross

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James R. “Rick” Ross, 70, of Rogers, OH, formerly of Wellsville, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at his home.


Rick was born in East Liverpool on February 17, 1951, the son of the late Richard R. and Anne (Bologna) Ross.  A Wellsville graduate of the class of 1969, Rick lived in the area the majority of his life.  He was a retired carpenter who could be found, in his later years, serving breakfast and good conversation at Tonda’s Place in Wellsville.


An avid sports enthusiast, Rick enjoyed coaching and watching his sons and was already looking forward to doing the same with his grandchildren.


Rick is survived by: his loving wife, Tonda Mosholder Ross, whom he married on October 4, 1980; his two sons: Vincent Ross and his wife, Maxine, and Anthony Ross, and his wife, Megan.  He is also survived by his five grandchildren who were truly the loves of his life: Emma, Leo, Max, Henry, and Mason Ross; his two beloved sisters: Paula (Bernie) Krawiec, and Susan (Tom) Koontz.  He also leaves behind his wife’s family, who he loved as his own: Carla (George) Lavrusky, Rhonda (Burrell) Reeder, and Tom Mosholder, as well as many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his sister, Carole Lane, and his faithful companion, Pepper.


A celebration of Rick’s life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2PM-6PM at 533 Riverside Avenue, Wellsville, OH


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  • August 31, 2021
    Tonya Mays says:
    Knowing Rick is resting in peace now will hopefully heal your broken heart. Tonda and family we are praying for your peace and comfort at this time of loss. With sympathy, Tonya and Doug Mays

  • August 31, 2021
    Mike and Kathy Diddle says:
    Our very deepest condolences to your entire family. He will surely be missed. Praying for comfort for you all.

  • August 31, 2021
    Mary Rosile-Flesse says:
    Our deepest condolences to the family. Take care and may God always Bless!! ( My maiden name is Corbisello and we graduated together)

  • August 31, 2021
    Leon & Dawn Huff says:
    We always enjoyed having breakfast at Tonda’s. We loved the food, the conversation, and Ricks homemade bread! Our deepest condolences to your family. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • August 31, 2021
    Aldo Mase says:
    I'm gonna miss you ole buddy. We go back 60 years. You were my first friend.God bless you and your family.