John Ross 1940 - 2012 Lawrence
John Ross, 72, died at his home in Lawrence, KS on August 31, 2012. He was born August 20, 1940 in Sacramento, CA, the son of Robert A. and Marjorie Hankins Ross. He grew up in Burlington Junction, MO and Wichita, KS.
John graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Far Eastern Studies and attended the Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He was a career Civil Servant for the US Department of Defense with assignments in Germany, Japan and Viet Nam, retiring in 1993.
He loved word games, espesially British cryptic crosswords, board games and card games. He enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle to the last weeks of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vicki Kay, and three children; Peter of Channelview, TX, Martin and wife Laura of Lawrence, KS and Julia and husband Eric Acoba of Twentynine Palms, CA. He had three grandchildren, Evangeline, Natasha and John Ross of Lawrence. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Judy Ross and her family of Lawrence, KS.
He was preceeded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert, Michael and James.
No services are planned. His family will scatter his ashes in the ocean as he wished. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chapeloaksne. com. Chapel Oaks- Lawrence Funeral Chapel. 785-841-3822.
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