James Edward Ross: Family man; caught a record 50-pound salmon

James Edward Ross was born Feb. 28, 1937, and died June 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Esther, and three children: Sharon Anne Ross Omaits (Bill); James Edward Ross, Jr. (Cindy); and Jeffery Paul Ross; his six grandchildren, Thomas James Petruzzo (Rose), John Ross Petruzzo and Rebecca Linnea Petruzzo; and Jamie Anne Ross (Luca), James Edward Ross, III (Sarah) and Justin Hilton Ross, and three great grandchildren, Thomas, Jordan and Jasmine Petruzzo.
Mr. Ross grew up on Queen Anne Hill, went to North Queen Anne Elementary School and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1955. He also attended the University of Washington then joined the U.S. Naval Reserve where he became a master mason.
Mr. Ross was active in his community and devoted many years coaching Queen Anne Little League baseball and football. He was a generous and devoted family man who loved hunting, telling practical jokes and fishing. The last fish Mr. Ross caught was a record-setting 50-pound king salmon while in River's Inlet, Alaska, with Esther and his boys. He will be missed by his many friends and coworkers at the Burlington Northern Railway, where he was No. 1 in seniority and where he worked for more than 50 years.
Mr. Ross died peacefully at home in his favorite chair surrounded by his loving family and faithful granddog, Joey. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way, West Seattle. Remembrances may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension Memorial Fund or Medic One.[[In-content Ad]]