Harold Wayne Ross

Harold Wayne Ross, 95, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

He was born April 9, 1918, in Sidney, Ind., to Elmer C. and Lizzie T. (Tridle) Ross. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. On June 30, 1950, he married Mary Elizabeth Brandenburg. She preceded him in death.

He worked as an Aircraft Assembler for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft factory in Baltimore, Md., for 5 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 2 years, and later at Kennedy-Lucas Tire Company for 3 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.

He is survived by two daughters: Linda D. (Earl) Amburgey, North Manchester; and Beth Ann (Bradley J.) Lucas, Fort Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren: Susan (Dustin) Martin, Perry, Ohio; Daryl (Andrea) Hanger, Greenwood, Ind.; Tyler Amburgey, North Manchester; and Elizabeth Ann Lucas, Fort Wayne; one step-granddaughter: Theresa Hanger, Elkhart, Ind.; one great-grandchild; and two step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the funeral home. Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

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 St., North Manchester, IN 46962.

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