In memory of
Ross Sinclair Cann Sr.
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In memory of
Ross Sinclair Cann Sr.
Ross Sinclair Cann Sr. Pittsford - 84, died peacefully on March 13, 2020 at The Friendly Home in Rochester New York after a long battle with Leukemia. He was born in New York City February 6, 1936. During his life he was a sportsman, a sailor, a father and a friend to many. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree in Geology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he played Varsity Football, Ice Hockey and Lacrosse competing against Jim Brown, the pre-eminent player of the era. In college he was a member of the DKE fraternity. He went on to complete his PhD at Columbia University in New York. He married Laura Muriel Grumpelt whom he had known in high school, and together they had three sons, Ross Sinclair Cann Jr., Michael Townsend Cann and Stephen Crocket Cann. He worked first in the geology industry in Denver Colorado, and then in the management consultant field in Chicago Illinois, finally settling in Rochester New York where he worked for Xerox and Chase Bank as a Vice President of Finance. He is survived by his sons, his grandchildren, his younger sisters Constance Sloan and Betsy Serban, their spouses and partners, his good friend and former wife Laura Grumpelt Cann and by many bridge and golf partners and friends at CCR. In accordance with Ross's wishes a celebration of his life will be private. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make an honorary donation may make it to the RPI, Columbia University or to the Nature Conservancy. The family wishes to express a debt of gratitude to the staff of the Glenmere Assisted Living group and The Friendly Home for their care and comfort of Ross.
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In memory of
Ross Sinclair Cann Sr.
Ross Sinclair Cann Sr. Pittsford - 84, died peacefully on March 13, 2020 at The Friendly Home in Rochester New York after a long battle with Leukemia. He was born in New York City February 6, 1936. During his life he was a sportsman, a sailor, a father and a friend to many. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree in Geology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he played Varsity Football, Ice Hockey and Lacrosse competing against Jim Brown, the pre-eminent player of the era. In college he was a member of the DKE fraternity. He went on to complete his PhD at Columbia University in New York. He married Laura Muriel Grumpelt whom he had known in high school, and together they had three sons, Ross Sinclair Cann Jr., Michael Townsend Cann and Stephen Crocket Cann. He worked first in the geology industry in Denver Colorado, and then in the management consultant field in Chicago Illinois, finally settling in Rochester New York where he worked for Xerox and Chase Bank as a Vice President of Finance. He is survived by his sons, his grandchildren, his younger sisters Constance Sloan and Betsy Serban, their spouses and partners, his good friend and former wife Laura Grumpelt Cann and by many bridge and golf partners and friends at CCR. In accordance with Ross's wishes a celebration of his life will be private. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make an honorary donation may make it to the RPI, Columbia University or to the Nature Conservancy. The family wishes to express a debt of gratitude to the staff of the Glenmere Assisted Living group and The Friendly Home for their care and comfort of Ross.
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Dierna Funeral Home
2309 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609
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