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Richard Fordan Ross

July 17, 1947 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 72)


Richard Fordan Ross, 72, of Palmetto went to his final resting place on May 31, 2020. Richard was born in Norwalk, CT to May and Knute Ross. He is survived by his wife Deborah Lee, son, Ryan Richard, granddaughter Alivia Lynn, daughter Kristen May, step-daughter Amy Nash and brother Ronald Knute. Richard was a graduate of the University of Tampa who had a successful sales career with Zellerbach (xpedx). He retired from xpedx in 2013 and opened his own consulting business Star Supply. The son of a sea captain, Richard loved the water, boating, and fishing. He was an avid sportsman, excelling in many different genres, including, tennis, golf, scuba diving, and snow skiing. He was also a member of the Bradenton Yacht Club and served as honorary president of the “Great Mates” in 2009. There will be an intimate service Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family will receive friends afterwards at their home, 906 26th Ave. W. Palmetto from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Most of all, those who were fortunate enough to know Richard enjoyed his sense of humor and his devotion to his family.

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Private Services

Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
720 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Please note
Family will receive friends afterwards at their home, 906 26th Avenue W., Palmetto, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.


Manatee Memorial Foundation
4517 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton FL 34209

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