Harold Wayne Ross, 95, North Manchester, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 3, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. He was born April 9, 1918 in Sidney to Elmer C. and Lizzie T. (Tridle) Ross.
He graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. He worked as an Aircraft Assembler for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft factory in Baltimore, MD for five years before entering the U.S. Air Force during WWII. After being honorably discharged he attended Embry Riddle Aircraft Mechanic School at Coral Gables, Fla., where he received his aircraft and power plant license. He then worked at Goshen Municipal Airport as an Aircraft Mechanic for two years, and later at Kennedy-Lucas Tire Company for three years. He was a part-time mechanic at Servia Airport and later retired in 1988 after 25 years as maintenance supervisor at Manchester College. He held a private pilot's license, was an avid traveler and woodworker. He enjoyed assembling model airplanes and playing with is grandchildren.
He was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren. On June 30, 1950 he married Mary Elizabeth Brandenburg. She died Oct. 14, 2007.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda D. (Earl) Amburgey, North Manchester, and Beth Ann (Bradley J.) Lucas, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Susan (Dustin) Martin, Perry, Ohio, Daryl (Andrea) Hanger, Greenwood, Tyler Amburgey, North Manchester, and Elizabeth Ann Lucas, Fort Wayne; one step granddaughter, Theresa Hanger, Elkhart; one great grandchild and two step great grandchildren. One brother and one sister are deceased.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m., in McKee Mortuary with Pastor Kurt Borgmann officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Calling hours are on Wednesday, June 5, from 3-7 p.m. and Thursday, June 6 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Harold Wayne Ross, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.