Funeral services for Donald J. Ross, a Grand River resident, will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 19 at Mulqueeny Spear Funeral Home, 312 Eagle Street, Fairport Harbor, OH. Family and friends may call Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. He was born March 21,1977 in Painesville and passed away suddenly April 13, 2017 at his residence in Grand River. Donald graduated from Riverside High School in 1998 and served in the U. S. Army. He was a decorated veteran who served as a Specialist in the US Army and was in combat in Iraq from 2007 to 2009. His medals included: Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Overseas Service Ribbon, Mechanic Badge, and Marksmanship Badge. He was a mechanic and enjoyed working on all cars, especially classic Chevys. He was a fan of music from the 1980's. Don was a member of the Unified Warrior Foundation. He is survived by his children, Lance Donald Ross and Lainey Kyle-Rae Ross, both of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, June Anne Ross of Euless, Texas; mother, Carole (Beck) Ross; brother, Ronald (Greg Breiner) Latva of Woodland Hills, CA.; sister, Jenifer (Mark) Burdecki of Mentor; nephew, Zachary Burdecki; companion, Jennifer Sole of Painesville; and beloved dogs, Annabelle and Sammy. Don was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Ross. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Donald's family at https://www.gofundme.com/donald-j-ross-memorial-family-fund.
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