Thomas E. Ross, of Norwalk, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born April 2, 1951, in Mansfield, Ohio, and moved to the Norwalk area in the early 80's. Tom worked as a salesman most of his life, but most recently at Friendship Food Mart in Norwalk.
Tom was a life long New York Yankee fan. He played semi-pro baseball near Mt. Vernon, Ohio, when he was younger, and coached and refereed basketball for close to 20 years. He was also an avid golfer and loved country music and singing Karaoke.
He is survived by his father, James Ross of Mansfield; son, Brandon Ross of Norwalk; daughter, Stephanie Crist of Crestview, Fla.; brothers Jim and Jeff Ross of Mansfield; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Ross.
A memorial service in Thomas's honor is planned for a later date.