Mr. Ross was born February 12, 1927 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Harold Ross and Lucy Zeller Ross. He was raised in Princeton and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1945 training as a paratrooper later serving as a radio corpsman. Following his military service he returned to New Jersey and began working with Army Corps on Engineers and attended Rutgers University studying electrical engineering. He moved to California in 1950 and began working at the Seal Beach Ammunition Depot. He then began a career with Los Angeles County as a Chief Electrical Building Inspector which he did for 30 years before retiring in 1981. After retiring from Los Angeles County he established his own Electrical Contracting Company, Ross Electric which he operated until coming to Arizona in 1996. Roy was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Bellflower, CA. and a member of the Wickenburg Elk's Lodge # 2160 as well as the American Legion and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by a son Alan Ross in 2008 and step-daughter Ellen Warner in 2009. He is survived by his wife Gleneen of Wickenburg, a daughters Dorothy Dewdney of Pine Mountain Club, CA. and Cheryl Gray of Mississippi, brother Harold Ross, Jr. of Ketchum, Idaho and sister Dorothy Robinson (Bruce) of Arlington, VA. 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and nephews & nieces: Doug & Chris Robinson, Peter, Brian & Jennifer Ross and Sherry & Lee Baker.