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EVERETT W. ROSS, CALSPAN EMPLOYEE

Everett W. "Benny" Ross, 81, of Lackawanna, who worked for Calspan Corp. for more than 20 years, died Friday (Sept. 17, 1999) in Mercy Hospital after a short illness.

A lifetime Western New York resident, Ross retired from Calspan in 1982. He also had worked with Cornell Aeronautical Corp., predecessor to Calspan, and was a vocational instructor at Olean High School.

His work at Calspan included an assignment to White Sands, N.M., where he worked on a rocket project. He served in Navy security assignments during World War II in the New York City area. He was a member of the Matthew Glab Post 1467, American Legion, and Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.

Ross was a graduate of the former Technical High School. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and owned a hunting camp in the Town of Humphrey, Cattaraugus County. He was a member of the Southtowns Walleye Association.

His wife, the former Alma Sheffer, died in 1982.

Survivors include two sisters, Eleanora Kirwan and Elaine Bolz, both of Kenmore; and a brother, Clayton of North Carolina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Prayers will be be said at 8:15 in Lombardo Funeral Home, 3060 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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