Harold Ross | TheUnion.com

Harold Ross

Graveside and military services for Harold E. Ross of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Loney-Sanford Ranch Cemetery in Penn Valley followed by services and reception at the Church of Christ on Whiting Street in Grass Valley.

Mr. Ross died Saturday, Dec. 21, at a Grass Valley convalescent hospital. He was 81.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1921, Lomar, Ark., to Charles E. Ross and Corina Shatwell. He graduated from high school in Lomar and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Aug. 24, 1942. He trained at Marshalls Island in aircraft maintenance and then went on to Okinawa. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 23 years. He served in Okinawa, Japan, then in Korea and then in Vietnam, retiring in 1968. He then worked for Lockheed and went to Saudia Arbia and taught six and a half years on aircraft maintenance. He taught at Air Force Flight Test Center in El Centro. He also was involved in the theory and thesis of jet engines for eight years at Moffett Field in Mountain View. He married Genia (Pennington) Bajorat on Sept. 25, 1972, in Las Vegas. He was an expert marksman in pistols and rifles. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a rancher in Grass Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Genia Ross of Grass Valley; son, Wayne E. Ross of Kona, Hawaii; grandson, Anthony Clark; and numerous relatives in Sacramento and Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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