Celebrating the life of John Francis Ross
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John Francis Ross, 83, of Montgomery, NY passed away on December 6, 2022. John was born January 26,
1939, in Goshen, NY. He was the oldest of sixteen children born to John Ross Sr. and Audrey Arnott Ross
of Mechanicstown, NY. John Graduated from Middletown High School and Orange County Community
College. John, at an early age, took on the responsibility of helping raise his many siblings. John set such
a fine example in this, and he will always be respected, loved and remembered.
John is predeceased by both his parents, his 2nd wife, Janet Ross and his son, John Ross lll.
John is survived by his daughters, Naomi Forter, Holly Swenson and his first wife, Gloria Cummiskey. He
is also survived by 3 stepsons, Gary Inkell, Daniel Inkell and Christopher Inkell and several grandchildren
and great grandchildren. John was a retired New York State Trooper. He kept us safe from 1963—1984
when he left the force due to a service injury.
John was a quiet man yet could be the life of the party. John will be missed! Our hope is to be seeing
him again. Job 14:14,15.
Arrangements are under the Direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home 130 Highland Ave Middletown, NY.
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