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David W. Ross, 54

June 11, 2009

SEPT. 6, 1954-JUNE 9, 2009

FREDERICK, Md. -- Mr. David W. Ross, 54, of Frederick, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Kline Hospice House. His strong faith carried he and his family through his illness.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith: Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but into all them also that love his appearing (Timothy 4:7-8).

He is survived by his wife, Kim M. (Hilchey) Ross.

Born Sept. 6, 1954, in Massachusetts, he was the son of Wayne and Sylvia "Babe" (Simonetti) Ross of Hagerstown.

David was a devoted member of Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Walkersville, Md., where he served as deacon and elder. He was a servant of the Lord and was devoted to his family and friends.

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He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, the former North Adams State College, earning his bachelor of arts in mathematics. He was a member of the "TEKE" fraternity.

He was employed as a financial analyst.

For relaxation, he enjoyed playing golf.

Surviving, besides his wife and parents, are one daughter, Amanda Roberts and husband, Joe, and one son, Zachary Ross, all of Lynchburg, Va., one sister, Susan Scruggs and husband, Larry, of New Market, Md.; one brother, Steven Ross of Vermont; his mother and father-in-law, Monica and Al Russo; many nieces and nephews; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fredericktowne Baptist Church, 8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville. The Rev. Kip Kratche and the Rev. Gary Byers will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fredericktowne Baptist Church or Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmell Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Online condolences to the Ross family may be expressed at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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