John W. Ross, 77, of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, in Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH. Born August 19, 1940, in Steubenville, he was a son of the late John and Mildred Spurrier Ross. John was also preceded in death by his daughter, Amy McGrail Ross in 1979. John retired from Weirton Steel Tin Mill, after 45 years of service, as supervisor of process control. He was a veteran of the United States Army, member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. John enjoyed cooking and coaching his girls in softball and basketball. He also volunteered his time for Saint Paul’s School. He is survived by his wife, Janet Salancy Ross; son, Jay P. Dorney (Eileen) of Rockledge, FL; daughters Lisa Gillette (Rick) of Steubenville; Lynn Miller (Jason) of Weirton, Kelly Hackett (Carlos) of Coraopolis; brothers Dennis Ross (Lena) and Harry “Herb” Ross (Mary Jo), both of Weirton, and Edward Ross (Donna) of Steubenville; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be held 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Monday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 AM at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Father Joseph Konikattil will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul School, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Dear Janet,
    I was so sorry to hear about John’s passing. Thinking of you and your family with love, prayers and memories. Will see you soon. Love , Patti

  2. Lynn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with your Dad in the Tin Mill for many years, and then had you for a nursing instructor, then had the pleasure of caring for your Dad as a nurse. God bless your family.

    My deepest sympathy

    Mark Cummings

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of John W. Ross, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Army Veteran, John W. Ross, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  4. Janet and family: I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have very very fond memories. He was so -loved. You know Janet, I don’t think I ever saw John w/o a smile on his face; you ‘all’ kept him happy. May God help you all through this time of your life.
    I love you

  5. Janet and entire Ross family: I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, brother and Ioved one. May God grant you peace at this very difficult time. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  6. We are so very sorry for your loss Herb and Mary Jo. We didn’t know him but please know we are here for you at this difficcult time.
    The Dalton Family

  7. Please know of my heartfelt sympathy and prayerful support as you grieve your loss.

    Stanley Tuchalski – Kissimmee, FL


  9. Dear Janet, Lynn , and Kelly,
    I am so sorry to read about John’s passing. God surely took a smiling angel home. Please know that you and all of your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God surround you with His comfort.
    Linda Mossgrove-Moss

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