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Katherine M. Ross, artist, teacher

Sept. 5, 1969 – Feb. 2, 2016

Katherine M. Ross, 46, an artist and art teacher who trained in France, died at her home Tuesday following a two-year, hard-fought battle with brain cancer.

Born in Buffalo, Kate Ross, as she was known, graduated from Nardin Academy in 1987, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College. She completed a six-year program at the Beaux Arts in Valence and Lyon, France.

She was an accomplished artist, and taught English at Grenoble University, France. She returned to Buffalo in 2001, and resumed her art career, and over time added teaching to her resume. She gave private lessons and summer art camps at her home, and obtained her teaching certificate from Buffalo State College.

Ms. Ross was a substitute teacher at several area schools, and worked as the youth education coordinator at Squeaky Wheel Buffalo Media Resources before becoming a part-time art teacher at her alma mater, Nardin, in 2013. She was scheduled to become a full-time teacher last fall.

Survivors include her husband, Bertrand Juillet; son, Rafael; daughter, Anais; mother, Ann, and brother, Adam.